Discovery Bay, Jamaica (Pliocene to of Jamaica)

Also known as Reef 3242

Where: Jamaica (18.5° N, 77.4° W: paleocoordinates 18.5° N, 77.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Hope Gate Formation, Pliocene to Pliocene (5.3 - 0.0 Ma)

• Latest Pliocene to earliest Pleistocene

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• No details available

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: mechanical,

• Corals only

Primary reference: A. F. Budd and D. F. McNeill. 1998. Zooxanthellate scleractinian corals of the Bowden shell bed, Southeast Jamaica. Contributions to Tertiary and Quaternary Geology 35(1-4):47-62 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34543: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 08.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites furcata Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Porites astreoides Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Agaricia undata Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
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 - Pachyphyllidae
Dichocoenia stokesi Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
Montastrea cylindrica Duncan 1863 stony coral
Montastrea cavernosa Linne 1767 stony coral
Montastrea cavernosa-2
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Stephanocoenia intersepta Esper 1795 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora palmata Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Acropora cervicornis Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora granulata Duncan 1864 stony coral
Stylophora minor Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Meandrinidae
Meandrina meandrites Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
"Placocyathus variabilis" = Meandrina (Placocyathus) variabilis Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Caulastrea portoricensis, Trachyphyllia bilobata, "Montastrea franksi" = Orbicella franksi, "Montastrea faveolata" = Orbicella faveolata
Caulastrea portoricensis Coryell 1929 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 strigosa" = Pseudodiploria strigosa Dana 1846 stony coral
Manicina sp. Ehrenberg 1834 stony coral
Manicina sp. C
"Manicina mayori" = Manicina areolata Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
Diploria labyrinthiformis Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Mycetophyllia lamarckiana Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Mycetophyllia reesi Wells 1973 stony coral
Scolymia lacera Pallas 1766 stony coral