St. John's Cathedral, Level 3, Antigua (Oligocene to of Antigua and Barbuda)

Also known as Reef 2073

Where: Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda (17.1° N, 61.8° W: paleocoordinates 16.2° N, 61.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Central Plain Group, Rupelian to Rupelian (33.9 - 23.0 Ma)

• Below Antigua Formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• 2 m thick coralgal biostrome

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: replaced with silica

Primary reference: S. H. Frost and M. P. Weiss. 1979. Patch-reef communities and succession in the Oligocene of Antigua, West Indies. Geological Society America Bulletin 90:612-616 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34503: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 04.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Alveopora chiapanecae Frost and Langenheim 1974 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora sp. n. sp.
Acropora sp. n. sp. Oken 1815 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora sp. n. sp. Schweigger 1819 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Caulastrea portoricensis Coryell 1929 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Leptomussa sp. d'Archiardi 1867 stony coral