Abdur Reef Limestone, 5e1, coral reef (Pleistocene of Eritrea)

Also known as Reef 3802

Where: Eritrea (15.2° N, 40.0° E: paleocoordinates 15.2° N, 40.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• 125 +- 7 ka

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; limestone

• a reef that formed a shallow to mid-depths in a sedimented, sheltered environment

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. H. Bruggemann, R. T. Buffler, M. M. M. Guillaume, R. C. Walter, R. Cosel, B. N. Ghebretensae, and S. M. Berhe. 2004. Stratigraphy, palaeoenvironments and model for the deposition of the Abdur Reef Limestone: context for an important archaeological site from the last interglacial on the Red Sea coast of Eritrea. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 203(3):179-206 [W. Kiessling/A. Girndt]more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 80719: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Antje Girndt on 06.05.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Fungiidae
Cycloseris cyclolites Lamarck 1801 stony coral
Cycloseris costulata Ortmann 1889 stony coral
"Fungia repanda" = Lithophyllon repanda Dana 1846 stony coral
Fungia granulosa Klunzinger 1879 stony coral
Fungia concinna Verrill 1864 stony coral
Fungia fralinae Nemenzo 1955 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Goniopora columna Dana 1846 stony coral
Echinoidea
 Camarodonta - Echinometridae
Echinometra mathaei Blainville 1825 sea urchin
 Diadematoida - Diadematidae
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Plicatulidae
Plicatula plicata Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus spinosus Schreibers 1793 scallop
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Tridacna maxima Roeding 1798 cockle
Gastropoda
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Tectus dentatus top snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cypraeidae
Cypraea pantherina Solander 1786 cowry