Salt Mountain [Salt Mountain Lmst] (Paleocene of the United States)

Also known as Reef 690

Where: Clarke County County, Alabama (31.4° N, 87.9° W: paleocoordinates 34.0° N, 70.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Salt Mountain Limestone Formation, Thanetian (59.2 - 56.0 Ma)

• Nannoplankton zone NP 7

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified reef rocks

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical, peel or thin section,

• Smaller foraminifera omitted

Primary reference: J. R. Bryan, B. C. Carter, R. J. , Jr. Flugeman, D. K. Krumm, and T. A. Stemann. 1997. The Salt Mountain Limestone of Alabama. Tulane Studies in Geology and Paleontology 30(1):2-60 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34652: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 15.09.2003, edited by Uta Merkel

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Nummulitacea - Asterocyclinidae
 Nummulitacea - Discocyclinidae
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Lithophaga aff. nigra d'Orbigny 1845 mussel
 Temnopleuroida -
Thylechinus (Gagaria) salis n. sp.2 Cooke 1941 sea urchin
 Cidaroida -
Cidaroida indet. Claus 1880 pencil urchin
 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
"? Stereocidaris sp." = Temnocidaris (Stereocidaris) Pomel 1883 pencil urchin
"Cidaris" sp. Leske 1778 pencil urchin
 Salenioida - Saleniidae
? Salenia sp. Gray 1835 sea urchin
 Euechinoidea - Orthopsidae
? Echinopsis sp. Agassiz 1840 sea urchin
Porifera indet. Grant 1836
15 morphotypes
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
Actinacis barretti1 Wells 1934 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
"Cyathoseris eocenica" = Cyathoseris formosa d'Achiardi 1875 stony coral
Trochoseris aperta1 Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Sideroseris durhami1 Wells 1945 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Madracis sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
Madracis herricki Wells 1934 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora ponderosa Vaughan 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Dendrophyllia dendrophylloides1 Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Antillia sp." = Trachyphyllia
"Antillia sp." = Trachyphyllia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Oculinidae
Oculina sp. n. sp.
Oculina sp. n. sp. Gray 1847 stony coral
 Corallinales -
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
Mesophyllum sp., "? Lithothamnium sp." = Lithothamnion
Mesophyllum sp. Lemoine 1928
"? Lithothamnium sp." = Lithothamnion Heydrich 1897
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
 Caryophyllidae - Caryophyllidae