Cerro Jaspe, Chile (Jurassic of Chile)

Also known as Reef 552

Where: Chile (21.8° S, 69.0° W: paleocoordinates 21.0° S, 33.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Bajocian (171.6 - 168.4 Ma)

• Upper lower Bajocian based on Sonninia and Stephanoceras

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Coastal patch and fringing reefs mentioned
• 15m thick reefal facies (biostromal?), sandy at base

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, peel or thin section,

Primary reference: P. Prinz. 1991. Mesozoische Korallen aus Nordchile. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 216:147-209 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34631: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 13.09.2003

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Taxonomic list

• Corals only
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Microphyllia jaspensis n. sp. Prinz 1991 stony coral
Microphyllia cf. pulchella Beauvais 1966 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
"Fungiastraea major" = Microsolena major
"Fungiastraea major" = Microsolena major Ferry 1861 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
Thamnasteria lobata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
Actinastrea crassoramosa Michelin 1843 stony coral
Actinastrea pentagonalis Goldfuss 1829 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Complexastrea cf. hemisphaerica Geyer 1954 stony coral
Montlivaltia cottreaui Collignon 1932 stony coral
Phyllogyra etheridgeri Duncan 1872 stony coral
Isastrea bernardi Koby 1886 stony coral
Isastrea cf. explanulata Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
Isastrea richardsoni Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral