Valzemola reef, Section E, 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 rudstone

• Poorly bedded coral rudstone with a wackestone matrix and very angular and highly recrystallized clasts (diameters between 5 and 30 cm).

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 36253: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 20.01.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rotaliina
 Rotaliacea - Rotaliidae
 Asterigerinacea - Amphisteginidae
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
? Stylocoenia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
"? Hexastraea sp." = Septastrea
"? Hexastraea sp." = Septastrea d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales -
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae