Caudete, Spain (Cretaceous of Spain)

Also known as Reef 2590

Where: Spain (38.7° N, 1.1° W: paleocoordinates 29.4° N, 7.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Hauterivian (136.4 - 130.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or biohermlithified

• 6-8 m thick mounds. Basal dimensions 12-18 m. Developed on emersion surfaces.
• Massiv carbonate bodies with corals and stromatoporoids embedded in a micritic matrix

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: C. Arias, J.-P. Masse, and L. Vilas. 1995. Hauterivian shallow marine calcareous biogenic mounds: S.E. Spain. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 119:3-17 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34748: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 22.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Lithocodium aggregatum
  -
unclassified
  -
 Textulariina - Coscinophragmatidae
Lagenina
 Nodosariacea - Polymorphinidae
Bullopora sp. Quenstedt 1856
Bivalvia
 Hippuritida - Caprinidae
Rhynchonellata
 Thecideida - Thecideidae
Thecideidae indet. Gray 1840
Thecididae
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Stylinidae indet. d'Orbigny 1851 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Microsolenidae indet. Koby 1890 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
Thamnasteriidae indet. Vaughan and Wells 1943 stony coral
 Gorgonacea -
Bacinella
  -
Bacinella irregularis Radoicic 1959
Demospongea
 Tabulospongida -
Tabulospongida indet. Hartmann and Goreau 1975 demosponge
chaetetids
Stromatoporoidea
 Stromatoporoidea -
Calcarea
 Calcaronea - Sphaerocoeliidae
Barroisia sp. Munier-Chalmas 1882 calcareous sponge
 Calcaronea - Endostomatidae
"Corynella sp." = Endostoma
"Corynella sp." = Endostoma Roemer 1864 calcareous sponge
Bryopsidophyceae
 Caulerpales - Halimedaceae
Dasycladophyceae
 Dasycladales -
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales -
 Cryptonemiales - Peyssonneliaceae
Polystrata alba Pfender 1936
Wetheredellidae
  - Wetheredellidae
Koskinobullina socialis Cherchi and Schroeder 1979
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Nubeculariidae