USGS 8567 (D.C. 80) Rio de las Cuevas (Oligocene of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (18.8° N, 70.9° W: paleocoordinates 17.8° N, 70.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Oligocene (33.9 - 23.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. W. Vaughan, W. Cooke, D. D. Condit, C. P. Ross, W. P. Woodring and F. C. Calkins. 1921. A geological reconnaissance of the Dominican Republic. Geological Survey of the Dominican Republic Memoir 1:1-268 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124754: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 23.02.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Astreopora cf. antiguensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora sp. Schweigger 1819 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
"? Cyathomorpha sp." = Agathiphyllia
"? Cyathomorpha sp." = Agathiphyllia Reuss 1864 stony coral