Gurabo Adentro, Gurabo_5, Dominican Republic (Miocene of Dominican Republic)

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

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• 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: Semiquantiative 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 41113: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 07.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Corals only
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Meandrinidae
"Placocyathus variabilis" = Meandrina (Placocyathus) variabilis, "Placocyathus alveolus" = Meandrina (Placocyathus) alveolus
"Placocyathus variabilis" = Meandrina (Placocyathus) variabilis Duncan 1864 stony coral
"Placocyathus alveolus" = Meandrina (Placocyathus) alveolus Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Manicina grandis Duncan 1864 stony coral
Manicina jungi Budd and Johnson 1999 stony coral