Little Cove, Antigua (Oligocene of Antigua and Barbuda)

Also known as Reef 2072

Where: Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda (17.0° N, 61.7° W: paleocoordinates 16.3° N, 60.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Antigua Formation, Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• early late Oligocene

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• 20 m thick and 100 m wide patch reef

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 34504: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 04.09.2003, edited by Uta Merkel

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rotaliina
 Orbitoidacea - Lepidocyclinidae
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Alveopora chiapanecae Frost and Langenheim 1974 stony coral
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
Porites panamensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
0.3 - 0.8 m in diameter
Goniopora sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
Goniopora imperatoris Vaughan 1919 stony coral
0.3 - 0.8 m in diameter
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
Montastrea intermedia Duncan 1863 stony coral
up to 1.1 m in diameter
Montastrea costata Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Antiguastrea cellulosa Duncan 1863 stony coral
up to 1.1 m in diameter
 Scleractinia - Diploastraeidae
Diploastrea crassolamellata Duncan 1863 stony coral
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
Corallinaceae indet. Lamouroux 1816