Arroyo Bellaco, back-reef, Dominican Republic (Miocene of Dominican Republic)

Also known as Reef 786

Where: Dominican Republic (19.7° N, 71.4° W: paleocoordinates 19.6° N, 70.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cercado Formation, Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• 7.5 to 8.3 Ma. Late Miocene

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Back-reef facies: Mixed coral thicket facies

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk, mechanical, peel or thin section,

• Abundance data refer to mean percentage occurrence overa all samples within facies. Measured by line transects but indicated as % area in lists

Primary reference: J. S. Klaus and A. F. Budd. 2003. Comparison of Caribbean coral reef communities before and after Plio-Pleistocene faunal turnover: Analyses of two Dominican Republic reef sequences. Palaios 18(1):3-21 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34515: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 04.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Corals only
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites baracoaensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites waylandi Foster 1986 stony coral
Porites portoricensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Goniopora imperatoris Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Agaricia lamarcki Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
"Undaria agaricites" = Agaricia agaricites Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea siderea Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Montastrea sp." = Montastraea, "Montastrea sp." = Montastraea, "Montastrea sp." = Montastraea, Montastrea endothecata
"Montastrea sp." = Montastraea Blainville 1830 stony coral
Montastrea AB-1
"Montastrea sp." = Montastraea Blainville 1830 stony coral
Montastrea AB-2
"Montastrea sp." = Montastraea Blainville 1830 stony coral
Montastrea AB-4
Montastrea endothecata Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Madracis mirabilis Duchassaing and Michelotti 1860 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora affinis Duncan 1863 stony coral
Stylophora minor Duncan 1863 stony coral
Pocillopora crassoramosa Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Solenastrea bournoni Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
Favia dominicensis Vaughan and Hoffmeister 1925 stony coral