Salina, salina_50, Curacao (Pliocene of Netherlands Antilles)

Also known as Reef 3330

Where: Netherlands Antilles (12.1° N, 68.9° W: paleocoordinates 12.1° N, 68.5° W)

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Seroe Domi Formation, Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• Radiometric age 4.4 Ma, "Salina-top unit"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Semiquantitative data reported as: 1 = rare, 2 = common, 3 = abundant, 4 = superabundant

Primary reference: A. F. Budd and K. G. Johnson. 1999. Origination preceding extinction during late Cenozoic turnover of Caribbean reefs. Paleobiology 25(2):188-200 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41033: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 06.07.2004, edited by Uta Merkel

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Corals only
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites portoricensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Madracis decactis Lyman 1859 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Isopora ginsburgi Budd and Wallace 2008 stony coral
Isopora curacaoensis Budd and Wallace 2008 stony coral
Acropora cervicornis Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora affinis Duncan 1863 stony coral
Stylophora granulata Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
"Diploria strigosa" = Pseudodiploria strigosa Dana 1846 stony coral
Solenastrea bournoni Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral