Pueblo Nuevo reef, Chiapas, Mexico (Oligocene of Mexico)

Also known as Reef 2881

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.1° N, 92.9° W: paleocoordinates 17.7° N, 88.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Camino Carretero Member (La Quinta Formation), Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Massive wave-resistant reef, 36 m thick

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: S. H. Frost and R. L. Langenheim, Jr. 1974. Cenozoic Reef Biofacies. Chicago, Northern Illinois University Press 1-388 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 31271: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 29.04.2003, edited by Uta Merkel

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
Actinacis barretti Wells 1934 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Alveopora chiapanecae n. sp. Frost and Langenheim 1974 stony coral
nodular
Porites (Synaraea) ? macdonaldi Vaughan 1919 stony coral
"Porites panamensis" = Porites waylandi Foster 1986 stony coral
Porites douvillei Vaughan 1919 stony coral
more common on seaward slope and in back reef
Goniopora reussiana Duncan 1865 stony coral
Goniopora hilli Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Leptoseris cf. portoricensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
on seaward slope
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Pironastrea cf. antiguensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
on seaward slope
Siderastrea conferta Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Montastrea bainbridgensis" = Montastraea endothecata, Montastrea gabbi
"Montastrea bainbridgensis" = Montastraea endothecata Duncan 1863 stony coral
Montastrea gabbi Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora panamensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora lindavistae n. sp. Frost and Langenheim 1974 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Turbinaria durhami n. sp. Frost and Langenheim 1974 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Meandrinidae
Meandrina antiguensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Goniastrea canalis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Favites polygonalis Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Colpophyllia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Colpophyllia willoughbiensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Agathiphyllia hilli Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Agathiphyllia antiguensis Duncan 1863 stony coral
Agathiphyllia anguillensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Antiguastrea cellulosa Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Mycetophyllia bullbrooki Vaughan and Hoffmeister 1926 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Diploastraeidae
Diploastrea crassolamellata Duncan 1863 stony coral
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales -
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
"? Lithothamnium sp." = Lithothamnion
"? Lithothamnium sp." = Lithothamnion Heydrich 1897