Old Pera Beds (Pliocene of Jamaica)

Also known as Reef 3239

Where: Jamaica (17.9° N, 76.3° W: paleocoordinates 17.9° N, 75.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Old Pera Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Multistratigraphy suggests 3.2-1.8 Ma

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• No details available

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: mechanical,

• Corals only

Primary reference: A. F. Budd and D. F. McNeill. 1998. Zooxanthellate scleractinian corals of the Bowden shell bed, Southeast Jamaica. Contributions to Tertiary and Quaternary Geology 35(1-4):47-62 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34540: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 08.09.2003, edited by Uta Merkel

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites baracoaensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites furcata Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Porites astreoides Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Porites portoricensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites divaricata Lesueur 1820 stony coral
Porites branneri Rathbun 1887 stony coral
Goniopora imperatoris Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
"Undaria agaricites" = Agaricia agaricites, "Undaria crassa" = Agaricia agaricites
"Undaria agaricites" = Agaricia agaricites Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
"Undaria crassa" = Agaricia agaricites Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea siderea Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pachyphyllidae
Dichocoenia tuberosa Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Montastrea limbata" = Montastrea imperatoris
"Montastrea limbata" = Montastrea imperatoris Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Montastrea limbata-1
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Madracis mirabilis Duchassaing and Michelotti 1860 stony coral
Stephanocoenia intersepta Esper 1795 stony coral
Stephanocoenia duncani Foster 1987 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora cervicornis Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora affinis Duncan 1863 stony coral
Stylophora granulata Duncan 1864 stony coral
Stylophora monticulosa Vaughan and Hoffmeister 1925 stony coral
Stylophora minor Duncan 1863 stony coral
Pocillopora crassoramosa Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Meandrinidae
Eusmilia fastigiata Pallas 1766 stony coral
Meandrina sp. Lamarck 1801 stony coral
Meandrina sp. A
Meandrina brasiliensis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Caulastrea portoricensis Coryell 1929 stony coral
Antillia dentata Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Colpophyllia natans Houttuyn 1772 stony coral
Thysanus excentricus Duncan 1863 stony coral
Thysanus corbicula Duncan 1863 stony coral
Thysanus navicula Duncan 1864 stony coral
Manicina sp. Ehrenberg 1834 stony coral
Manicina sp. C
Manicina puntagordensis Weisbord 1968 stony coral
Manicina aff. areolata Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Placocyathus barretti Duncan 1863 stony coral
Placocyathus costatus Duncan 1864 stony coral
Placocyathus variabilis Duncan 1864 stony coral
Placocyathus alveolus Duncan 1863 stony coral