Vilanoveta, St. Corneli, coral lithosome, Lleida (Cretaceous of Spain)

Also known as Reef 1285

Where: Spain (42.2° N, 1.1° E: paleocoordinates 31.1° N, 3.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Sant Pere de Vilanoveta Member (Sant Corneli Formation), Santonian (86.3 - 83.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• lenticular platy coral lithosomes over 1 m thick

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: F. X. Valldeperas. 2000. Les associacions de coralls plans (Scleractinia) de la plataforma carbonatada de Sant Corneli, unitat sud-pirinenca central (Cretaci superior, Santonia) [Platy coral (Scleractinia) associations of the Sant Corneli carbonate platform, southern Central Pyrenees Unit (Upper Cretaceous, Santonian)]. Butlleti de la Institucio Catalana d'Historia Natural 68:73-88 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 67610: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 27.11.2006, edited by Wolfgang Kiessling

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Chlamys sp. Röding 1798 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Lopha sp. Röding 1798 oyster
 Hippuritida - Hippuritidae
Vaccinites sp. Fischer 1887 rudist
 Hippuritida - Radiolitidae
Radiolites sp. Lamarck 1801 rudist
 Hippuritida - Plagioptychidae
"Plagioptychus paradoxus" = Plagioptychus aguilloni
"Plagioptychus paradoxus" = Plagioptychus aguilloni d'Orbigny 1840 rudist
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
"Dimorphastraea sp." = Dimorphastrea d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
sp. 1 and 2
Valliculastraea texta Oppenheim 1930 stony coral
Fungiastraea sp. Alloiteau 1952 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
Actinacis reussi Oppenheim 1930 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Morphastrea sp. d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
 Scleractinia - Haplaraeidae
"Elasmofungia comoserioides" = Summigaraea
"Elasmofungia comoserioides" = Summigaraea stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pachyphyllidae
 Scleractinia - Rhipidogyridae
"Meandroria tenella" = Orbignygyra tenella
"Meandroria tenella" = Orbignygyra tenella Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae
Mesomorpha mammillata Reuss 1854 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
"Actinastraea piveteaui" = Actinastrea
"Actinastraea piveteaui" = Actinastrea stony coral
 Scleractinia - Placocoeniidae
"Placocoenia dumortieri" = Paraplacocoenia rotula
"Placocoenia dumortieri" = Paraplacocoenia rotula Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Columastreidae
Columastrea sp. d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heterocoeniidae
Demospongea
 Clavulina - Clionaidae
Entobia sp. Bronn 1838 demosponge
 Chaetetida - Chaetetidae
Blastochaetetes sp. Dietrich 1919 demosponge