Tabernes de Valldigna, Valencia, Spain (Cretaceous of Spain)

Also known as Reef 3224

Where: Spain (39.1° N, 0.3° W: paleocoordinates 29.0° N, 1.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Campanian (83.6 - 72.1 Ma)

• age based on larger forams and macrofossils

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• coral-rudist biostrome

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, peel or thin section,

• One of the most diverse Senonian biostromes in the world. Data lumped from three levels, which have incomplete lists only.

Primary reference: S. Götz. 2003. Biotic interaction and synecology in a Late Cretaceous coral-rudist biostrome of southeastern Spain. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 193(1):125-138 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 31572: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 17.05.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Coral taxonomy revised by Baron-Szabo pers. comm. (2003)
 Lituolacea - Haplophragmoiidae
Placopsilina sp. d'Orbigny 1850
 Lituolacea - Lituolidae
 Hippuritida - Hippuritidae
Hippurites colliciatus Woodward 1855 rudist
Vaccinites sp. Fischer 1887 rudist
 Hippuritida - Radiolitidae
 Hippuritida - Plagioptychidae
Mitrocaprina sp. Boehm 1895 rudist
 Scleractinia - Agatheliidae
Agathelia sp. Reuss 1854 stony coral
Agathelia asperella Reuss 1854 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Thamnoseris cf. morchella Reuss 1854 stony coral
Astraeofungia sp.
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Microsolena sp., "Microsolena distefanoi" = Microsolena major
Microsolena sp. Lamouroux 1821 stony coral
"Microsolena distefanoi" = Microsolena major Ferry 1861 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Negoporitidae
Negoporites sp. Eliasova 1989 stony coral
Actinarea sp.
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
Actinacis sp. d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral
Actinacis reussi Oppenheim 1930 stony coral
listed as Actinacis martiniana but actually A. reussi
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
Actinastrea sp. d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Clausastrea bolzei Alloiteau 1960 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Dictuophyllia sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
Meandroria sp.
Dictuophyllia radiata Michelin 1847 stony coral
Meandroria konincki
 Scleractinia - Columastreidae
Columastrea sp. d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral
Neocoenia sp.
Columastrea dubia Alloiteau 1958 stony coral
Neocoenia lepida
 Corallinales -
 Corallinales - Sporolithaceae
Sporolithon sp. Heydrich 1897