Plimiri, Rhodes Island, Maerl facies (Pleistocene of Greece)

Where: Greece (35.9° N, 27.8° E: paleocoordinates 35.9° N, 27.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Kleopulu Calcirudite Member (Lindos Acropolis Formation), Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• MIS 5e-d, 120-110 ka (ESR dated)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; rudstone

• water depths 25-40 m
• red algal clast rudstone (maerl) with rhodolith interbeds in the upper part, in situ corals common at base, 2 m thick, overlying the red algal reef

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: J. Titschak, C. S. Nelson, T. Beck, A. Freiwald, and U. Radtke. 2008. Sedimentary evolution of a Late Pleistocene temperate red algal reef (Coralligene) on Rhodes, Greece: correlation with global sea-level fluctuations. Sedimentology 55:1747-1776 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 88774: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 20.04.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rotaliina
 Planorbulinacea - Planorbulinidae
Planorbulina sp. d'Orbigny 1826
 Acervulinacea - Acervulinidae
Gypsina sp. Carter 1877
 Rotaliacea - Elphidiidae
Elphidium sp. Monfort 1808
Textulariina
 Textulariacea - Textulariidae
Textularia sp. Defrance 1824
Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus gaederopus Linnaeus 1758 scallop
Chlamys sp. Röding 1798 scallop
 Pectinida - Limidae
Lima lima Linnaeus 1758 file clam
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia ephippium Linnaeus 1758 jingle
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Lithophaga lithophaga Linnaeus 1758 mussel
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Petricola sp. Lamarck 1801 venus clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
"Bolma rugosa" = Bolma rugosus Linnaeus 1767 snail
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
? Diodora sp. Gray 1821 snail
listed as Iodora sp.
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Jujubinus sp. Monterosato 1884 top snail
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Echinoidea
 Camarodonta - Echinidae
Echinus cf. melo sea urchin
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Cladocora caespitosa Linne 1767 stony coral
Bryopsidophyceae
 Caulerpales - Halimedaceae
Halimeda sp. Lamouroux 1812
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Soritidae
 Miliolida - Miliolidae
Pyrgo sp. Defrance 1824
Quinqueloculina sp. d'Orbigny 1826
 Miliolida - Hauerinidae
Triloculina sp. d'Orbigny 1826
 Miliolida - Spiroloculinidae
Spiroloculina sp. d'Orbigny 1826