[Coral-List] New Publication Available
Paula M. Mikkelsen
pmm37 at cornell.edu
Wed Jan 22 10:56:38 EST 2014
Paleontological Research Institution is proud to announce publication of Bulletins of American Paleontology, no. 387, " Neogene corals from the Indo-Pacific: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji," by Kate Bromfield (130 pp., 33 pls, ISBN 978-0-87710-501-5). The retail price is US $40.00.
Abstract: Twenty-two new, extinct species are described from a total of 155 Neogene coral species collected from the Indo-West Pacific. Samples are from three sites: the Salayar Limestone, in Sulawesi, Indonesia; the Yalam Limestone in New Britain, Papua New Guinea, and the Tokelau Limestone
Group on Vanua Balavu, Fiji. The oldest are those from Fiji, which span the middle Miocene to the Pliocene, 16.9-6.7 million years ago (Ma).
The Papua New Guinean sites occur in the middle Miocene, from 14.8-12.3 Ma. The youngest samples are those collected in Indonesia, from
the late Miocene to the early Pleistocene, 5.8-1.4 Ma. Th e new, although now extinct, species are from the families Acroporidae (Astreopora wallaceae
n. sp., Montipora pandolfi i n. sp., M. wilsonae n. sp., M. teresea n. sp.), Agariciidae (Leptoseris lauensis n. sp.), Dendrophylliidae (Turbinaria
jacksoni n. sp.), Euphylliidae (Euphyllia romani n. sp.), Faviidae (Caulastraea cummingae n. sp., C. geoff reyi n. sp., Cyphastrea spinea n. sp., C.
aliceae n. sp., C. buddae n. sp., Leptoria hayae n. sp., L. traba n. sp., Platygyra renemai n. sp.), Mussidae (Symphyllia densium n. sp.), Oculinidae
(Galaxea salayarensis n. sp., G. kabairaensis n. sp.), Pocilloporidae (Madracis labrum n. sp., Madracis crassisepta n. sp.), and Poritidae (Alveopora
jessicae n. sp., A. oliveri n. sp.). Many of the species in this collection reset the age-range of numerous Indo-Pacific taxa and indicate that a
Miocene cosmopolitan fauna likely existed prior to and during the closure of the Tethys.
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Paula M. Mikkelsen, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Science and Director of Publications
Visiting Fellow, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University
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