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The coral fauna of Vitigliano: qualitative and quantitative analysis in a back reef environment (Castro Limestone, late Oligocene, Salento Peninsula, S. Italy)

Abstract : The Castro Limestone, Middle Chattian in age, consists of various reef facies and has been described as a fringing reef complex developed along the Cretaceous-Eocene rocky coast of the Salento Peninsula. The reef facies outcropping near Vitigliano and the associated coral fauna, which have been previously interpreted to be part of a back reef subenvironment, are here defined both qualitatively and quantitatively. The results obtained from the various quantitative methods are compared and discussed. Moreover, the coral density has been quantified from both linear and areal measurements and has been evaluated to be around 20%. However, corals occur as scattered colonies and do not form a true framework.
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Christine Perrin, Bosellini Francesca. The coral fauna of Vitigliano: qualitative and quantitative analysis in a back reef environment (Castro Limestone, late Oligocene, Salento Peninsula, S. Italy). Bolletino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana, Societa Paleontologica Italiana, 1994, 33 (2), pp.171-181. ⟨mnhn-02866792⟩

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