Huon Peninsula, Reef Crest (Pleistocene of Papua New Guinea)

Also known as Reef 3236

Where: Papua New Guinea (6.3° S, 147.7° E: paleocoordinates 6.2° S, 147.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• Nine intervals of reef terraces (125-30 ka)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

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

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Only "typical" coral taxa are indicated

Primary reference: J. M. Pandolfi. 1996. Limited membership in Pleistocene reef coral assemblages from the Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea: constancy during global change. Paleobiology 22(2):152-176 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34475: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 02.09.2003, edited by Uta Merkel

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Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
"Acropora palifera" = Isopora palifera, "Acropora cuneata" = Isopora cuneata, Acropora gemmifera
"Acropora palifera" = Isopora palifera Lamarck 1816 stony coral
"Acropora cuneata" = Isopora cuneata Dana 1846 stony coral
Acropora gemmifera Brook 1892 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Favia stelligera" = Goniastrea stelligera Dana 1846 stony coral
Goniastrea retiformis Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Platygyra sinensis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
Platygyra daedalea Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
"Favia laxa" = Dipsastraea laxa Klunzinger 1879 stony coral