Xcaret fossil reef, Caribbean, unit 2 (Pleistocene of Mexico)

Also known as Reef 3814

Where: Quintana Roo, Mexico (20.6° N, 87.1° W: paleocoordinates 20.6° N, 87.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

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

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. Jordán-Dahlgren. 1997. A Caribbean coral reef community of the Pleistocene. Proceedings of the 8th International Coral Reef Symposium 2:1681-1686 [W. Kiessling/A. Girndt/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 82820: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Antje Girndt on 02.08.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
"Strombus gigas" = Lobatus gigas
"Strombus gigas" = Lobatus gigas Linnaeus 1758 true conch
common
Echinoidea
 Camarodonta - Echinometridae
Echinometra sp. Gray 1825 sea urchin
common
 Spatangoida - Brissidae
Meoma sp. Gray 1851 heart urchin
common
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites porites Pallas 1766 stony coral
common
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora cervicornis Lamarck 1816 stony coral
abundant
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Montastrea annularis" = Orbicella annularis
"Montastrea annularis" = Orbicella annularis Ellis and Solander 1876 stony coral
abundant
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Colpophyllia natans Houttuyn 1772 stony coral
common