Gurabo Adentro, Gurabo_8, Dominican Republic (Miocene of Dominican Republic)

Also known as Reef 2680

Where: Dominican Republic (19.5° N, 71.2° W: paleocoordinates 19.5° N, 70.6° W)

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cercado Formation, Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• Radiometric age 6.6 Ma

• 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 41068: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 06.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Corals only
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites baracoaensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites portoricensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
"Undaria agaricites" = Agaricia agaricites, "Undaria crassa" = Agaricia agaricites
"Undaria agaricites" = Agaricia agaricites Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
"Undaria crassa" = Agaricia agaricites Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
Montastrea limbata Duncan 1863 stony coral
ssp. -2 and -3
Montastrea cavernosa Linne 1767 stony coral
ssp. -2
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Madracis decactis Lyman 1859 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora cervicornis Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora monticulosa Vaughan and Hoffmeister 1925 stony coral
Stylophora minor Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Meandrinidae
"Placocyathus variabilis" = Meandrina (Placocyathus) variabilis
"Placocyathus variabilis" = Meandrina (Placocyathus) variabilis Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Solenastrea bournoni Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral