Brazo Seco, Costa Rica (Pliocene of Costa Rica)

Also known as Reef 2681

Where: Costa Rica (10.3° N, 83.4° W: paleocoordinates 10.1° N, 82.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• Radiometric age 4.8 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 41072: 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
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
"Undaria crassa" = Agaricia agaricites
"Undaria crassa" = Agaricia agaricites Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Madracis decactis Lyman 1859 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
"Diploria clivosa" = Pseudodiploria clivosa Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
Solenastrea bournoni Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral