CM06-8 Colon Island, Bocas del Toro (Pleistocene of Panama)

Also known as Reef 3599

Where: Panama (9.4° N, 82.3° W: paleocoordinates 9.3° N, 82.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: La Gruta Member (Isla Colon Formation), Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• 2.2-1.4 Ma

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; limestone

• windward reef, shallow (<10 m), well-agitated platform

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. S. Klaus, D. F. McNeill, A. F. Budd and A. G. Coates. 2012. Neogene reef coral assemblages of the Bocas del Toro region, Panama: the rise of Acropora palmata. Coral Reefs 31(1):191-203 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 120285: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 10.11.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites macdonaldi Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
"Undaria crassa" = Agaricia agaricites
"Undaria crassa" = Agaricia agaricites Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora palmata Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Caulastrea portoricensis Coryell 1929 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Colpophyllia "sp. A" Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
"Diploria clivosa" = Pseudodiploria clivosa Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral