BP99-11W Rat Cay, North Andros Island (Pleistocene of Bahamas)

Where: Bahamas (25.0° N, 77.9° W: paleocoordinates 25.0° N, 77.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• fore reef

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: transect 40 m long

Primary reference: A. F. Budd and J. M. Pandolfi. 2004. Overlapping species boundaries and hybridization within the Montastrea "annularis" reef coral complex in the Pleistocene of the Bahama Islands. Paleobiology 30(3):396-425 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 102639: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 17.01.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea radians Pallas 1766 stony coral
Siderastrea siderea Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Montastrea annularis" = Montastrea imperatoris
"Montastrea annularis" = Montastrea imperatoris Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora cervicornis Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Meandrinidae
Eusmilia fastigiata Pallas 1766 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Montastrea nancyi" = Orbicella nancyi
"Montastrea nancyi" = Orbicella nancyi Pandolfi 2007 stony coral
organ-pipe Montastrea
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
"Diploria strigosa" = Pseudodiploria strigosa Dana 1846 stony coral
Diploria labyrinthiformis Linnaeus 1758 stony coral