Vera de Bidasoa, fore reef (Cretaceous of Spain)

Where: Spain (43.3° N, 1.7° W: paleocoordinates 32.4° N, 1.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Coniacian (89.8 - 86.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; lithified limestone

• brecciated limestone lens, interpreted as fore-reef debris

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: T. Engeser, M. Floquet, and J. Reitner. 1986. Acanthochaetetidae (Hadromerida, Demospongiae) fromthe Coniacian of Vera de Bidasoa (basque pyrenees, Northern Spain). Geobios 19(6):849-854 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 79728: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 19.03.2008

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Taxonomic list

 Corallinales - Corallinophycidae
"Ethelia alba" = Polystrata alba Pfender 1936
Parachaetetes sp. Deninger 1906
Stomiosphaera sp. Wanner 1940
 Hexacorallia -
Scleractinia indet. Bourne 1900 stony coral
 Hadromerida - Acanthochaetetidae
Acanthochaetetes sp. Fischer 1970 demosponge
 Textulariina - Coscinophragmatidae
 Lituolacea - Haplophragmoiidae
Placopsilina sp. d'Orbigny 1850
  - Garwoodiaceae
Bacinella irregularis Radoicic 1959