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

Also known as Reef 3287

Where: Japan (24.4° N, 124.2° E: paleocoordinates 24.6° N, 123.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• 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 34880: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 09.10.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Goniopora sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
sp. A
 Scleractinia - Fungiidae
Fungia sp. Lamarck 1801 stony coral
sp. A
Fungia cf. granulosa Klunzinger 1879 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Goniastrea parvistella Dana 1846 stony coral