Valzemola reef, Section D-2, Italy (Oligocene of Italy)

Also known as Reef 882

Where: Italy (44.4° N, 8.2° E: paleocoordinates 42.7° N, 7.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Molare Formation, Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified bindstone and lithified packstone

• Coral bindstone (2.5 m) with tabular and encrusting coral colonies, with interbedded packstones.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

• Focus on coralline algae, some corals described

Primary reference: P. Fravega, M. Piazza, R. Stockar and G. Vannucci. 1994. Oligocene coral and algal reef and related facies of Valzemola (Savona, NW Italy). Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 100:423-456 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 36252: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 20.01.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rotaliina
 Asterigerinacea - Amphisteginidae
Anthozoa
 Zoantharia -
Scleractinia indet. Bourne 1900 stony coral