Chirats point reef (Jurassic of France)

Where: France (46.1° N, 1.1° W: paleocoordinates 36.8° N, 9.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cimodoce ammonoid zone, Early/Lower Kimmeridgian (155.7 - 150.8 Ma)

• Third reefal level of the Chay Peninsula

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: slope or ramp reef; lithified, shelly/skeletal packstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Collection methods: bulk, surface (in situ), sieve,

Primary reference: N. Olivier, B. Pittet, W. Werner, P. Hantzpergue, and C. Gaillard. 2008. Facies distribution and coral-microbialite reef development on a low-energy carbonate ramp (Chay Peninsula, Kimmeridgian, western France). Sedimentary Geology 205:14-33 [L. Villier/L. Villier]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 101050: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 15.12.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Tubothalamea
 Miliolida - Nubeculariidae
Nodosariata
 Polymorphinida - Polymorphinidae
Bullopora sp. Quenstedt 1856
Hydrozoa
  - Nigriporellidae
Tubiphytes sp. Maslov 1956
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
Calamophylliopsis sp. Alloiteau 1952 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
Thamnasteria sp. LeSauvage 1823 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Stylina sp. Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Stylosmilia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Microsolenidae indet. Koby 1890 stony coral
Hexactinellida
  -
Hexactinellida indet. Schmidt 1870 glass sponge
Calcarea
  -
Calcarea indet. Bowerbank 1864 calcareous sponge
Echinoidea
 Euechinoidea - Pseudodiadematidae
 Cidaroida - Polycidaridae
Paracidaris florigemma Phillips 1829 pencil urchin
Ophiuroidea
  -
Ophiurella bispinosa d'Orbigny 1850 brittle star
 Ophiurida -
Acroura subnuda d'Orbigny 1850 brittle star
Crinoidea
 Isocrinida - Isocrinidae
 Millericrinida - Millericrinidae
Polychaeta
 Terebellomorpha -
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Gastropoda
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
"Ampullospira sp." = Ampullina (Ampullospira)
"Ampullospira sp." = Ampullina (Ampullospira) Harris 1897 snail