AB99-09 Bastimentos Island, Bocas del Toro (Miocene of Panama)

Where: Panama (9.3° N, 82.1° W: paleocoordinates 9.1° N, 81.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Fish Hole Member (Old Bank Formation), Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; limestone

• fringing reef, <20 m water depth
• 4 m thick reef unit of rubbly, bioclastic limestone

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 120397: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 11.11.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Placocyathus costatus Duncan 1864 stony coral
Placocyathus variabilis Duncan 1864 stony coral
Placocyathus barretti Duncan 1863 stony coral
"Placocyathus trinitatis" = Antillocyathus trinitatis Vaughan 1926 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Trachyphyllia bilobata Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Scolymia lacera Pallas 1766 stony coral