Zone 3 - Porites - Septastrea Zone (Pliocene of the United States)

Also known as Reef 4272

Where: Florida (25.7° N, 80.4° W: paleocoordinates 25.8° N, 79.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Buckingham Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithology not reported

• This zone encompassed a deeper, quiet water area (5-10 m depth) behind the main reef platform

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: E. J. Petuch. 1986. The Pliocene Reefs of Miami: Their Geomorphological Significance in the Evolution of the Atlantic Coastal Ridge, Southeastern Florida, U.S.A. Journal of Coastal Research 2(4):391-408 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 146874: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 01.07.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Cypraea lindae" = Pseudadusta lindae
"Cypraea lindae" = Pseudadusta lindae Petuch 1986 cowry
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
Turbo (Taenioturbo) sp. Linnaeus 1758 snail
"Turbo ayersi" = Turbo (Senectus) castanea Gmelin 1791 snail
"Turbo crenulatoides" = Turbo (Senectus) castanea Gmelin 1791 snail
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites furcata Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
Septastrea marylandica Conrad 1841 stony coral
abundant specimens