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Ambergris Cay, barrier-reef (Pleistocene of Belize)

Also known as Reef 3943

Where: Belize (18.1° N, 87.8° W: paleocoordinates 18.1° N, 87.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Ambergris Cay Limestone Formation, Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• OIS 5e, Sangamon

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; packstone and grainstone

• barrier reef, max. thickness 0.6 m
• gravelly packstone and grainstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: S. J. Mazzullo. 2006. Late Pliocene to Holocene platform evolution in northern Belize, and comparison with coeval deposits in southern Belize and the Bahamas. Sedimentology 53:1015-1047 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 88824: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 22.04.2009

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