Forrest, Eucla Basin, Australia (Miocene to of Australia)

Also known as Reef 3235

Where: Australia (30.9° S, 128.1° E: paleocoordinates 41.2° S, 123.6° E)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Mullamullang Limestone Member (Nullarbor Limestone Formation), Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 13.8 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Reef-building corals described by Teichert (1947) leading to proposal of Forrest Reef Limestone Member, discarded by Lowry (1968)
• Algal limestone with corals

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: replaced with silica

Primary reference: D. C. Lowry. 1970. Geology of the Western Australian part of the Eucla basin. Geological Survey of Western Australia Bulletin 122:1-201 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34466: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 02.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Dosinia (Kereia) johnstoni" = Kereia johnstoni
"Dosinia (Kereia) johnstoni" = Kereia johnstoni Tate 1887 venus clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Miltha sp. Adams and Adams 1857 clam
 Sorbeoconcha - Diastomatidae
cf. Diastoma sp. Deshayes 1850 snail
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Seriatopora sp. Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Dendrophyllia sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Plesiastrea sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Pleisiastraea sp.
 Scleractinia - Oculinidae
Galaxea sp. Oken 1815 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Placotrochus sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Corallinales -
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae