Barrett Canyon, Facies D, 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 sandstone and lithified framestone

• Shoreward of coral bank in shallow backreef areas
• Terrigenous sandstone and scattered patch reefs

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

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 34855: 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 - Pachyphyllidae
Dichocoenia merriami Vaughan 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Solenastrea fairbanksi Vaughan 1900 stony coral
Larger in reefs than in off-reef facies