La Trona, reef talus, Spain (Eocene of Spain)

Also known as Reef 688

Where: Spain (42.0° N, 2.3° E: paleocoordinates 40.2° N, 0.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified packstone and lithified rudstone

• Delta/reef complexes at northern margin of South Pyrenean Foreland Basin. Reef carbonates developed on delta-lobe deposits.
• Skeletal pack-/rudtones. Reef talus

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: G. Alvarez, P. Busquets, C. Taberner and M. M. Urquiola. 1994. Facies architecture and coral distiburion in a mid Eocene reef tract, south Pyrenean Foreland Basin (NE Spain). Courier Forschungs-Institut Senckenberg 172:249-259 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34482: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 03.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
Actinacis cognata Oppenheim 1901 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Goniopora ameliana, "Goniaraea elegans" = Goniopora elegans
Goniopora ameliana Defrance 1826 stony coral
"Goniaraea elegans" = Goniopora elegans Leymerie 1846 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
"Cereiphyllia tenuis" = Cladocora tenuis
"Cereiphyllia tenuis" = Cladocora tenuis Reuss 1868 stony coral
 Alcyonacea - Isididae