Purchena, Spain (Miocene of Spain)

Also known as Reef 662

Where: Spain (37.3° N, 2.3° W: paleocoordinates 37.5° N, 3.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• Upper Tortonian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

• Coral quantiative data for whole outcrop combined

Primary reference: J. M. Martin, J. C. Braga, and P. Rivas. 1989. Coral successions in Upper Tortonian reefs in SE Spain. Lethaia 22:271-286 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34733: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 18.09.2003, edited by Uta Merkel

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Lithophaga sp. Röding 1798 mussel
Gastropoda
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Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Cypraeidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 cowry
Echinoidea
  -
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
Porites sp. A
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Platygyra siciliae stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea sp. Alloiteau 1950 stony coral
Tarbellastraea reussiana Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
Tarbellastraea bragai n. sp. Stemann and Budd 1996 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Columastreidae
Palaeoplesiastraea sp. Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
Mesophyllum commune Lemoine 1939
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
Lithophyllum sp. Philippi 1837
Lithophyllum sp. 1
Lithophyllum albanense Lemoine 1924
Lithophyllum capederi Lemoine 1925