Samovodene (Cretaceous of Bulgaria)

Where: Lovech, Bulgaria (43.1° N, 25.6° E: paleocoordinates 22.2° N, 27.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Balgarene Formation (Lovech Urgonian Group), Early/Lower Barremian (130.0 - 125.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified marl

• lagoonal marls, siltstones and sandstones

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: V. Idakieva. 2007. Taxonomy of scleractinian corals from the Barremian-Lower Aptian of central north Bulgaria (Lovech Urgonian Group). Godishnik na Sofiyskiya Universitet Sv. Kliment Okhridski, Geologo-Geografski Fakultet, Geologiya 100:29-66 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 91677: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 14.10.2009

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Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Pseudocoenia annae Volz 1903 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae
Mesomorpha punctata de Fromentel 1857 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Clausastrea julistephanovi Zlatarski 1967 stony coral
Isastrea neocomiensis de Fromentel 1857 stony coral
Dimorphocoenia crassisepta d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral