Cariatiz, Spain (Miocene of Spain)

Also known as Reef 664

Where: Spain (37.2° N, 2.1° W: paleocoordinates 37.3° N, 2.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Pinnacle type fringing reef with mostly Porites.

•Corraline algal and stromatolitic crusts.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. Riding, J. M. Martin, and J. C. Braga. 1991. Coral-stromatolite reef framework, upper Miocene, Almeria, Spain. Sedimentology 38(5):799-818 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34432: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 01.09.2003

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Arbacioida - Arbaciidae
? Arbacia sp. Gray 1835 sea urchin
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
Lithoporella sp. Foslie 1909