Aroyo de la Atarjea, coral reef, Mexico (Cretaceous of Mexico)

Also known as Reef 3327

Where: Mexico (22.0° N, 99.6° W: paleocoordinates 28.3° N, 80.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Cardenas Formation), Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• Probably middle/late Maastrichtian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Coral-rudist reef. Bafflestone with packstone matrix

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: A. Schafhauser, S. Götz, R. Baron-Szabo and W. Stinnesbeck. 2003. Depositional environment of coral-rudist associations in the Upper Cretaceous Cardenas Formation (central Mexico). Geologica Croatica 56(2):187-198 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 38869: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 12.05.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Neithea sp. Drouet 1825 scallop
 Hippuritida - Hippuritidae
 Hippuritida - Radiolitidae
Biradiolites sp. d'Orbigny 1850 rudist
 Hippuritida - Plagioptychidae
Plagioptychidae indet. Douvillé 1888 rudist
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Multicolumnastraea cyathiformis Duncan 1865 stony coral
Antiguastrea cellulosa Duncan 1863 stony coral
Dictuophyllia conferticostata Vaughan 1899 stony coral