Maiella reef blocks II, Italy (Paleocene of Italy)

Also known as Reef 907

Where: Italy (42.2° N, 14.2° E: paleocoordinates 32.4° N, 12.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Avella Formation, Thanetian (59.2 - 56.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified framestone

• Coral reef blocks (framestones and bindstones) up to 400 m long and 15 m high

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: A. Vecsei and E. Moussavian. 1997. Paleocene reefs on the Maiella Platform margin, Italy: An example of the effects of the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary events on reefs and carbonate platforms. Facies 36:123-140 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 24270: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 04.08.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Only corals decribed in detail
 Sporolithales - Corallinophycidae
Sporolithon sp. Rothpletz 1891
"Sporolithon aff. lugeoni" = Sporolithon lugeonii Pfender 1926
 Corallinales - Corallinophycidae
Peyssonneliaceae indet. Denizot 1968
End reef builders
Polystrata alba Pfender 1936
listed as Pseudolithothmnium
Lithoporella sp. Foslie 1909
 Hapalidiales - Corallinophycidae
  - Nigriporellidae
Tubiphytes sp. Maslov 1956
 Helioporacea -
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Cladocora sp. Ehrenberg 1834 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
Rhizangia padricensis Turnsek 1998 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
Actinacis barretti Wells 1934 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Stylocoenia neutra Barta-Calmus 1973 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Alveopora sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Miliolida - Hauerinidae
 Rotaliida - Anomalinidae
Anomalina sp. d'Orbigny 1826
 Textulariina - Verneuilinidae
Gaudryina sp. d'Orbigny 1839
 Rotaliacea - Rotaliidae
 Rotaliina - Mississippinidae
 Planorbulinacea - Planorbulinidae
 Acervulinacea - Acervulinidae
 Nummulitacea - Discocyclinidae
 Nummulitacea - Pellatispiridae
 Nummulitacea - Nummulitidae
 Lituolacea - Lituolidae
 Bryopsidales - Halimedaceae
 Dasycladales -
Acicularia sp. d'Archiac 1843
 Dasycladales - Polyphysaceae
Clypeina sp. Michelin 1845
 Dasycladales - Dasycladaceae