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

Also known as Reef 3286

Where: Japan (24.5° N, 123.0° E: paleocoordinates 24.6° N, 122.6° 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 34879: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 09.10.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Goniopora sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
sp. B
 Scleractinia - Fungiidae
Fungia sp. Lamarck 1801 stony coral
sp. B
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Montastrea sp." = Montastraea
"Montastrea sp." = Montastraea Blainville 1830 stony coral
sp. C
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora sp. Oken 1815 stony coral
sp. B
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Leptoria phrygia, "Montastrea cf. curta" = Astrea curta, Goniastrea cf. pectinata, Goniastrea retiformis, Cyphastrea serailia, "Favites cf. virens" = Favites abdita, "Favia cf. pallida" = Dipsastraea pallida, "Favia speciosa" = Dipsastraea speciosa
Leptoria phrygia Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
"Montastrea cf. curta" = Astrea curta Dana 1846 stony coral
Orbicella cfr. curta
Goniastrea cf. pectinata Ehrenberg 1834 stony coral
Goniastrea retiformis Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Cyphastrea serailia Forskal 1775 stony coral
"Favites cf. virens" = Favites abdita Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
"Favia cf. pallida" = Dipsastraea pallida Dana 1846 stony coral
"Favia speciosa" = Dipsastraea speciosa Dana 1846 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
? Leptastrea sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
? Symphyllia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Alcyonacea -
Tubipora musica Linnaeus 1758