Pleistocene Reef, Red Sea, reef slope (Pleistocene of Saudi Arabia)

Also known as Reef 3805

Where: Saudi Arabia (27.7° N, 35.5° E: paleocoordinates 27.3° N, 35.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; framestone and rudstone

• weakly sorted bioclastic rudstones occur between autochthonous framebuilders

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: W.-C. Dullo. 1990. Facies, Fossil Record, and Age of Pleistocene Reefs from the Red Sea (Saudi Arabia). Facies 22:1-46 [W. Kiessling/A. Girndt]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 80963: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Antje Girndt on 24.05.2008, edited by Uta Merkel

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Rotaliina
 Asterigerinacea - Amphisteginidae
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites lutea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
common
Porites cf. compressa Dana 1846 stony coral
very rare
Porites columnaris Klunzinger 1879 stony coral
frequent
Porites solida Forskal 1775 stony coral
rare
Goniopora tenella Quelch 1886 stony coral
very rare
Goniopora savignyi Dana 1846 stony coral
very rare
Goniopora planulata Ehrenberg 1834 stony coral
common
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Pavona cactus Forskal 1775 stony coral
rare
Pavona minuta Wells 1954 stony coral
common
Pavona explanulata Lamarck 1816 stony coral
very rare
"Pavona yabei" = Leptoseris yabei Pillai and Scheer 1976 stony coral
rare
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Coscinaraea monile Forskal 1775 stony coral
rare - listed as Coscinarea monile
 Scleractinia - Fungiidae
Fungia repanda Dana 1846 stony coral
rare
Fungia scutaria Lamarck 1801 stony coral
very rare
Fungia klunzingeri Doederlein 1901 stony coral
rare
Fungia concinna Verrill 1864 stony coral
rare
Fungia granulosa Klunzinger 1879 stony coral
rare
Ctenactis echinata Pallas 1766 stony coral
frequent
Cycloseris marginata Boeschma 1923 stony coral
very rare
Cycloseris vaughani Boschma 1923 stony coral
rare
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora humilis Dana 1846 stony coral
rare
"Acropora haimei" = Acropora yongei Veron and Wallace 1984 stony coral
rare
Acropora cf. hyacinthus Dana 1846 stony coral
rare
Acropora pharaonis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1860 stony coral
frequent
Astreopora myriophthalma Lamarck 1816 stony coral
very rare
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Pocillopora damicornis Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
rare
Pocillopora verrucosa Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
rare
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Turbinaria mesenterina Lamarck 1816 stony coral
very rare
Turbinaria peltata Esper 1794 stony coral
very rare
 Scleractinia - Pectiniidae
Echinophyllia aspera Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
rare
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Favites peresi" = Goniastrea peresi Faure and Pichon 1978 stony coral
very rare
Goniastrea pectinata Ehrenberg 1834 stony coral
common
"Favia stelligera" = Goniastrea stelligera Dana 1846 stony coral
common
Goniastrea retiformis Lamarck 1816 stony coral
rare
Hydnophora microconos Lamarck 1816 stony coral
rare
Cyphastrea microphthalma Lamarck 1816 stony coral
very rare
Cyphastrea serailia Forskal 1775 stony coral
very rare
Favites abdita Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
rare
Favites flexuosa Dana 1846 stony coral
common
Favites complanata Ehrenberg 1834 stony coral
common
Favites pentagona Esper 1794 stony coral
very rare
Mycedium elephantotus Pallas 1766 stony coral
rare
Echinopora lamellosa Esper 1795 stony coral
rare
Echinopora gemmacea Lamarck 1816 stony coral
common
Platygyra daedalea Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
frequent
"Favia favus" = Dipsastraea favus Forskal 1775 stony coral
common
"Favia pallida" = Dipsastraea pallida Dana 1846 stony coral
common
"Favia speciosa" = Dipsastraea speciosa Dana 1846 stony coral
rare
"Favia cf. laxa" = Dipsastraea laxa Klunzinger 1879 stony coral
very rare
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Leptastrea purpurea Dana 1846 stony coral
rare
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Acanthastrea echinata Dana 1846 stony coral
common
Lobophyllia hemprichii Ehrenberg 1834 stony coral
rare
Lobophyllia corymbosa Forskal 1775 stony coral
frequent
Symphyllia erythraea Klunzinger 1879 stony coral
very rare
 Scleractinia - Oculinidae
Galaxea fascicularis Linnaeus 1767 stony coral
rare
 Scleractinia - Euphyllidae
Plerogyra sinuosa Dana 1846 stony coral
very rare