La D├ęsirade Island, Lesser Antilles, Stratified coral breccia (Pleistocene of Guadeloupe)

Where: Guadeloupe (16.3° N, 61.0° W: paleocoordinates 16.3° N, 61.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; breccia

• 10 to 60 cm thick, clast-rich, clayey, sand-supported, red conglomerates
• massive coral breccia

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. Vernhet, G. Conesa, and P. O. Bruna. 2017. Reworking processes and deposits in coral reefs during (very) high-energy events: Example from a Pleistocene coral formation (125 ka), La D├ęsirade Island, Lesser Antilles. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 189822: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 17.11.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Strombus sp. Linnaeus 1758 conch
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
Turbo sp. Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Orbicella sp. Dana 1846 stony coral