Le Bois, Escornebeou, Landes, France (Oligocene of France)

Also known as Reef 1985

Where: France (43.8° N, 1.1° W: paleocoordinates 43.5° N, 3.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Subreefal limestone with hermatypic and ahermatypic corals

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: mechanical

Primary reference: C. Chaix and B. Cahuzac. 2001. Une faune inédite de coraux scléractiniaires dans le gisement chattien d'Escornebéou (Landes, SW France); stratigraphie, systématique et paléoécologie. Annales de Paléontologie 87(1):3-47 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 22968: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 05.07.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites collegniana Michelin 1842 stony coral
Goniopora granosa Matheron 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Pavona profunda Reuss 1868 stony coral
Pavona ruvida Prever 1921 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Astrocoenia bistellata Catullo 1856 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Turbinaria cyathiformis de Blainville 1830 stony coral
Dendrophyllia sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
"Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) guidottii" = Dendrophyllia guidottii Simonelli 1897 stony coral
Balanophyllia sp. Wood 1844 stony coral
Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) cylindrica Michelotti 1838 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
Cladangia semispherica Defrance 1826 stony coral
Astrangia manthelanensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Favites detecta Michelotti 1871 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Antiguastrea alveolaris Catullo 1856 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Lithophyllia detrita Michelin 1842 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heliastraeidae
Heliastrea (Athecastraea) vesiculosa Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
Heliastraea (Athecastraea) vesiculosa
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Caryophyllia (Acanthocyathus) sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Ceratotrochus (Edwardsotrochus) subcristatus Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
"Trochocyathus (Paratrochocyathus) michelottii" = Trochocyathus michelottii d'Achiardi 1868 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Flabellum sp. Lesson 1831 stony coral
Flabellum aff. striatum Keferstein 1859 stony coral