Beshiatun (Pleistocene of Taiwan)

Where: Taiwan (24.6° N, 120.7° E: paleocoordinates 24.6° N, 120.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tunghsiao Formation, Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• lower Tunghsiao Formation

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; siltstone and sandstone

• open coast, water depth < 100 m
• dark gray, semiconsolidated siltstone and sandstone beds that sometimes alternate with laminated shale layers

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. H. Hu. 1988. Some solitary fossil corals and paleoecology of the Tunghsiao and Lungkang Formations of Miaoli region, northern Taiwan. Proceedings of the Geological Society of China 31(1):140-153 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123203: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 13.01.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• mollusks, foraminifers, ostracods, bryozoans and rarely echinoderms and crabs reported to be present but not listed
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Heteropsammia ovalis Semper 1872 stony coral
subsp. formosa
Balanophyllia oulangiformis n. sp. Hu 1988 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Heterocyathus mai Cheng 1971 stony coral
Heterocyathus aequicostatus Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Flabellum rubrum Quoy and Gaimard 1833 stony coral
subsp. stokesii
 Scleractinia - Turbinoliidae
"Cylindrophyllia minima" = Peponocyathus minimus
"Cylindrophyllia minima" = Peponocyathus minimus Yabe and Eguchi 1937 stony coral