Huon Peninsula, Fore Reef (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 between 125 and 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 34477: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 02.09.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Fungiidae
"Diaseris sp." = Cycloseris
"Diaseris sp." = Cycloseris Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Favia matthaii" = Dipsastraea matthaii
"Favia matthaii" = Dipsastraea matthaii Vaughan 1918 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Diploastraeidae
Diploastrea heliopora Lamarck 1816 stony coral