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Abesse, Saint-Paul-les-Dax (Oligocene of France)

Where: Aquitaine, France (43.8° N, 1.1° W: paleocoordinates 43.5° N, 3.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: P22 foram zone, Falun d'Escornebeou et Sainte Paul-les-Dax Formation, Chattian (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)

• P22, NP25 and SBZ23 zones (Cahuzac et al., 1995; Cahuzac& Poignant, 1988, 1997), Sr age 23.4 Ma with ‘GTS 2004’ (24.6 Ma in Cahuzac et al., 1997). Reefal littoral facies. Should be Falun d'Escornebeou et St.Paul-les-Dax

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; lithified limestone

• perireefal facies with corals and molluscs; Chattian, faluns and grey shelly sands.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: C. Chaix and B. Cahuzac. 2005. Le genre Culicia (Scleractiniaire): systematique, ecologie et biogeographie au Cenozoique [The genus Culicia (Scleractinia): systematics, ecology and biogeography in the Cenozoic]. Eclogae Geologica Helvetiae 98:169-187 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 88795: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 21.04.2009, edited by Marko Manojlovic, Mihaela Krause and Pete Wagner

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