Boca Chica, reef-front (Pleistocene of Dominican Republic)

Also known as Reef 3238

Where: Dominican Republic (18.4° N, 69.5° W: paleocoordinates 18.4° N, 69.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• 125,000 years cited but not measured

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Raised reef terraces 3 to 80 m above sea level

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 34519: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 04.09.2003, edited by Uta Merkel

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Corals only
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea siderea Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
Montastrea nancyi Pandolfi 2007 stony coral
organ-pipe Montastrea
Montastrea cavernosa Linne 1767 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Stephanocoenia intersepta Esper 1795 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora palmata Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Acropora cervicornis Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Meandrinidae
Dendrogyra cylindrus Ehrenberg 1834 stony coral
[entered as Dendrogyra cylindricus]
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Montastrea annularis" = Orbicella annularis, "Montastrea franksi" = Orbicella franksi, "Montastrea faveolata" = Orbicella faveolata
"Montastrea annularis" = Orbicella annularis Ellis and Solander 1876 stony coral
"Montastrea franksi" = Orbicella franksi Gregory 1895 stony coral
"Montastrea faveolata" = Orbicella faveolata Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Colpophyllia natans Houttuyn 1772 stony coral
Diploria labyrinthiformis Linnaeus 1758 stony coral