Cerro La Espina, Tuape, Mexico (Cretaceous to of Mexico)

Also known as Reef 3291

Where: Sonora, Mexico (30.2° N, 110.6° W: paleocoordinates 30.9° N, 66.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Mural Limestone Formation, Late/Upper Aptian to Late/Upper Aptian (122.5 - 109.0 Ma)

• Age based on benthic foraminifers

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Massive limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: R. C. Baron-Szabo. 2003. Late Aptian-early Albian corals from the Mural Limestone of the Bisbee Group (Tuape and Cerro de Oro areas), Sonora, Mexico. Cretaceous Stratigraphy and Paleoecology, Texas and Mexico: Perkins Memorial Volume. Gulf Coast Section Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Foundation, Special Publications in Geology 1:187-225 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35101: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 10.11.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Cyathophoridae
Holocystis elegans Lonsdale 1849 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Latiastraea mucronata Sikharulidze 1979 stony coral
"Latiastraea kaufmanni" = Latiastrea kaufmanni Koby 1897 stony coral
Mixastraea westfalica Löser 1993 stony coral
Microphyllia densecostata Sikharulidze 1979 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Dimorpharaea koechlini, "Thamnarea mammelonata" = Dendraraea mammelonata, Microsolena kobyi, "Microsolena distefanoi" = Microsolena major
Dimorpharaea koechlini Milne-Edwards and Haime 1860 stony coral
"Thamnarea mammelonata" = Dendraraea mammelonata Turnsek and Mihajlovic 1981 stony coral
Microsolena kobyi Prever 1909 stony coral
"Microsolena distefanoi" = Microsolena major Ferry 1861 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Opisthophyllidae
Pseudopisthophyllum quinqueseptatum Turnsek 1976 stony coral
listed as Pseudopistophyllum quinqueseptatum
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
Dermosmilia tuapensis n. sp. stony coral
 Scleractinia - Synastraeidae
Synastrea bellula d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acrosmiliidae
Acrosmilia minima Beauvais and M'Rabet 1977 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Haplaraeidae
"Actinaraeopsis cf. araneola" = Camptodocis araneola, Stiboriopsis sonoraensis, Meandrophyllia lotharinga, "Meandraraea meandroides" = Meandrophyllia meandroides
"Actinaraeopsis cf. araneola" = Camptodocis araneola Roniewicz 1968 stony coral
listed as Actinaraeopsis cf. arneola
Stiboriopsis sonoraensis Baron-Szabo and González-León 1999 stony coral
Meandrophyllia lotharinga Michelin 1843 stony coral
"Meandraraea meandroides" = Meandrophyllia meandroides Koby 1898 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
Amphiastrea aethiopica Dietrich 1926 stony coral
Pleurophyllia microsa n. sp. Baron-Szabo 2003 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae
Mesomorpha ornata Morycowa 1971 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Montlivaltia cf. rugulosa Koby 1897 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Felixigyra patruliusi Morycowa 1971 stony coral
Pseudomyriophyllia turnsekae Baron-Szabo 1996 stony coral
Pseudomyriophyllia carpathica Morycowa 1971 stony coral
Myriophyllia propria Sikharulidze 1979 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Columastreidae
"Columastrea paucipaliformis" = Columastrea indica
"Columastrea paucipaliformis" = Columastrea indica Stoliczka 1873 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heterocoeniidae
Latusastrea provincialis d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Diploastraeidae
Diploastrea harrisi Wells 1932 stony coral