The PaleoReefs Database (PARED) is a major resource on fossil reef systems. PARED has been developed by Prof. Wolfgang Kiessling since 1995 with the aim to collect data on Phanerozoic reefs in a standardized format and to use those data for tracing patterns and processes in reef development. PARED currently holds data on more than 4000 Phanerozoic reef sites with geological, geographical, and paleontological information on every reef. Whilemostly developed for research, the database is useful for tracing reefal oil reservoirs through time and space.
Reefs Paleomaps:C. R. Scotese - PALEOMAP PaleoAtlas for GPlates
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Matthews, K. J., K. T. Maloney, S. Zahirovic, S. E. Williams, M. Seton, and R. D. Müller. 2016. Global plate boundary evolution and kinematics since the late Paleozoic. Global and Planetary Change 146:226-250.
Full access to PARED is password protected but a simplified search form is publicly available.
To request full access please contact the database administrator.