Prairie Creek (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Wilcox County, Alabama (32.0° N, 87.1° W: paleocoordinates 34.7° N, 68.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Midway Group, Paleocene (66.0 - 56.0 Ma)

• "Midway Beds" and "Turritella rocks"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. W. Vaughan. 1900. The Eocene and lower Oligocene coral faunas of the United States with descriptions of a few doubtfully Cretaceous species. United States Geological Survey, Monograph 39:1-263 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 87802: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 25.03.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
"Siderastrea hexagonalis n. sp." = Siderastrea conferta, Stephanomorpha monticuliformis n. gen. n. sp.
"Siderastrea hexagonalis n. sp." = Siderastrea conferta Duncan 1863 stony coral
Stephanomorpha monticuliformis n. gen. n. sp. Vaughan 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pachyphyllidae
Dichocoenia alabamensis n. sp. Vaughan 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae
Mesomorpha duncani n. sp. Vaughan 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Balanophyllia ponderosa n. sp. Vaughan 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
Astrangia wilcoxensis n. sp. Vaughan 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Columastreidae
Haimesiastraea conferta Vaughan 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Oculinidae
? Oculina smithi n. sp. Vaughan 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Paracyathus cylindricus n. sp. Vaughan 1900 stony coral
Trochocyathus cingulatus n. sp. Vaughan 1900 stony coral