Minami-jima, Micronesia, Japan (Miocene of Japan)

Also known as Reef 2049

Where: Japan (27.0° N, 142.3° E: paleocoordinates 27.0° N, 142.2° E)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ogasawara Group, Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Coral limestone crowded with coral stocks, mostly in upright position indicating their growth in situ

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: H. Yabe and T. Sugiyama. 1935. Geological and geographical distribution of reef-corals in Japan. Journal of Paleontology 9:183-217 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 34874: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 09.10.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Alveopora sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
? Psammocora sp. Dana 1846 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Astrocoenia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Favites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
Orbicella sp. Dana 1846 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
? Lamellastraea sp. Duncan 1867 stony coral
Favia sp. Oken 1815 stony coral