Salento Peninsula, Lighthouse, Framework, branching coralline algae (Miocene of Italy)

Also known as Reef 3205

Where: Salento Peninsul, Italy (39.8° N, 18.4° E: paleocoordinates 39.6° N, 18.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Novaglie Formation, Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• Early Messinian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Porites reef complex - branching coralline algae

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: J. C. Braga, A. Vescogni, F. R. Bosellini and J. Aguirre. 2009. Coralline algae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in western and central Mediterranean Messinian reefs. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (275)113-128 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138074: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 04.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Corallinales - Corallinaceae