Guantanamo (Oligocene of Cuba)

Also known as Reef 3595

Where: Cuba (20.1° N, 75.2° W: paleocoordinates 20.0° N, 70.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Oligocene (33.9 - 23.0 Ma)

• Probably late Oligocene

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. W. Vaughan. 1919. Fossil corals from central America, Cuba, and Porto Rico, with an account of the American Tertiary, Pleistocene, and Recent coral reefs. Smithsonian Institution Bulletin 103:189-524 [R. Baron-Szabo/R. Baron-Szabo/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 71129: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 19.04.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Goniopora decaturensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
"Trochoseris meinzeri n. sp." = Trochoseris aperta
"Trochoseris meinzeri n. sp." = Trochoseris aperta Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Pironastrea antiguensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Astrocoenia meinzeri n. sp. Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Astrocoenia decaturensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Astrocoenia guantanamensis n. sp. Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Pocillopora guantanamensis n. sp. Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
"Cyathomorpha antiguensis" = Agathiphyllia antiguensis, "Cyathomorpha tenuis" = Agathiphyllia tenuis, "Cyathomorpha anguillensis" = Agathiphyllia anguillensis, Antiguastrea cellulosa
"Cyathomorpha antiguensis" = Agathiphyllia antiguensis Duncan 1863 stony coral
"Cyathomorpha tenuis" = Agathiphyllia tenuis Duncan 1863 stony coral
"Cyathomorpha anguillensis" = Agathiphyllia anguillensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Antiguastrea cellulosa Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Diploastraeidae
Diploastrea crassolamellata Duncan 1863 stony coral