Lakhpat, Kutch, India (Oligocene of India)

Also known as Reef 3120

Where: India (23.7° N, 68.8° E: paleocoordinates 14.1° N, 65.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Coral Limestone Member (Maniyara Fort Formation), Rupelian (33.9 - 28.1 Ma)

• Upper part of early Oligocene

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Coral-rich carbonates with mudstone-wackestone-floatstone complex (enclosing coral boundstones-framestones) and shaly-marly intercalations

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Corals up to 2.5 m in largest diameter

Primary reference: M. Mohanti and S. C. Srivastava. 1994. Oligocene reefal environment of Kutch Basin (western India) with implications of the Mediterranean connection. Géologie Méditerranéenne 21(3-4):127-129 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34484: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 03.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
encrusting
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostreidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 oyster
encrusting
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
encrusting
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Poritidae indet. Gray 1842 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
? Astrocoenia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Astrocoenia/Actinastrea
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora sp. Schweigger 1819 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Hydnophora sp. Fischer de Waldheim 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Faviidae indet. Gregory 1900 stony coral
Dictuophyllia sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
Leptoria
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
Corallinaceae indet. Lamouroux 1816
encrusting