Miyako-jima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan (Pliocene of Japan)

Also known as Reef 3285

Where: Japan (24.8° N, 125.3° E: paleocoordinates 24.9° N, 125.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Riukiu Limestone Formation, Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Part of a barrier reef tract extending for 8 degrees of latitude

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 34878: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 09.10.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Alveopora sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
sp. A and B
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Pachyseris cf. rugosa Lamarck 1801 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
? Coscinaraea sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Montastrea sp." = Montastraea
"Montastrea sp." = Montastraea Blainville 1830 stony coral
Orbicella sp. (B)
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora sp. Oken 1815 stony coral
sp. A
 Scleractinia - Meandrinidae
? Meandrina sp. Lamarck 1801 stony coral
Maeandra ? sp.
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
? Leptoria sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
"Leptoria phrygia" = Leptoria phrygia Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
"Leptoria tenuis" = Leptoria phrygia Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
Hydnophora sp. Fischer de Waldheim 1807 stony coral
sp. A and B
Hydnophora microconos Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Cyphastrea serailia Forskal 1775 stony coral
Favites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
sp. A
? Favites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
sp. C
Dipsastraea sp. de Blainville 1830 stony coral
sp. A and B
"Favia speciosa" = Dipsastraea speciosa Dana 1846 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
? Leptastrea sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
? Mussa sp. Oken 1815 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Oculinidae
"Galaxea clavus" = Galaxea astreata Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Galaxes clavus
Galaxea fascicularis Linnaeus 1767 stony coral
Galaxes fascicularis
 Alcyonacea -
Tubipora musica Linnaeus 1758