Barrett Canyon, Facies B, Salton Sea, California (Pliocene of the United States)

Also known as Reef 2397

Where: California (33.0° N, 116.1° W: paleocoordinates 32.8° N, 114.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Latrania Member (Imperial Formation), Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Coral bank 1-2 m thick, 20 m wide and 500 m long.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

• No calcareous algae found

Primary reference: A. B. Foster. 1980. Ecology and morphology of the Caribbean Mio-Pliocene reef-coral Siderastrea. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 25:439-450 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34853: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 08.10.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites carrizensis Vaughan 1917 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
"Siderastrea mendenhalli" = Siderastrea mendenhalli, "Siderastrea californica" = Siderastrea mendenhalli
"Siderastrea mendenhalli" = Siderastrea mendenhalli Vaughan 1917 stony coral
1-2 m diameter
"Siderastrea californica" = Siderastrea mendenhalli Vaughan 1917 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Solenastrea fairbanksi Vaughan 1900 stony coral