Buck Island, BI 7 (Holocene of Virgin Islands, U.S.)

Where: Virgin Islands, U.S. (17.8° N, 64.6° W: paleocoordinates 17.8° N, 64.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; limestone

• 10.7 m thick Holocene reef sequence in water depths from -5.5 m to -16.2 m

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: core,

Primary reference: D. K. Hubbard, H. Zankl, I. Heerden and I. P. Gill. 2005. Holocene reef development along the northeastern St. Croix shelf, Buck Island, US Virgin Islands. Journal of Sedimentary Research 75(1):97-113 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 97659: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 18.08.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea radians Pallas 1766 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora palmata Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Montastrea faveolata" = Orbicella faveolata
"Montastrea faveolata" = Orbicella faveolata Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Colpophyllia natans Houttuyn 1772 stony coral