Jhirk, Sind, Pakistan (Paleocene to of Pakistan)

Also known as Reef 3171

Where: Sind, Pakistan (24.8° N, 67.8° E: paleocoordinates 6.7° S, 57.7° E)

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Ranikot Group, Selandian to Selandian (61.6 - 56.0 Ma)

• Age assignment based on stratigraphic correlation with NE India: Jauhri, A.K., and Agarwal, K.K., 2001, Early Palaeogene in the south Shillong Plateau, NE India: local biostratigraphic signals of global tectonic and oceanic changes: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 168, p. 187-203.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm

Primary reference: P. M. Duncan. 1880. Sind fossil corals and Alcyonaria. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India, Palaeontologica Indica, Ser. 7 and 14 1(1):1-110 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 11289: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 02.08.2001, edited by Uta Merkel

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Cunnolitidae
"Cyclolites crenulata n. sp." = Cunnolites scutellum, "Cyclolites alpina n. sp." = Cunnolites, "Cunnolites cancellata" = Cunnolites cancellata2, "Cyclolites striata n. sp." = Cunnolites cancellata, "Cyclolites anomala n. sp." = Cunnolites cancellata, "Cyclolites ranikoti n. sp." = Cunnolites polymorphus, "Cyclolites vicaryi" = Cunnolites polymorphus, "Cyclolites superba n. sp." = Cunnolites tenuiradiata, "Cyclolites haimei n. sp." = Cunnolites tenuiradiata
"Cyclolites crenulata n. sp." = Cunnolites scutellum Reuss 1854 stony coral
"Cyclolites alpina n. sp." = Cunnolites stony coral
"Cunnolites cancellata" = Cunnolites cancellata2 Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
"Cyclolites striata n. sp." = Cunnolites cancellata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
"Cyclolites anomala n. sp." = Cunnolites cancellata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
"Cyclolites ranikoti n. sp." = Cunnolites polymorphus Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
"Cyclolites vicaryi" = Cunnolites polymorphus Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
"Cyclolites superba n. sp." = Cunnolites tenuiradiata Fromentel 1863 stony coral
"Cyclolites haimei n. sp." = Cunnolites tenuiradiata Fromentel 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Goniopora grandis n. sp., Goniopora microscopica2, "? Porites superposita n. sp." = Goniopora elegans
Goniopora grandis n. sp. stony coral
Originally assigned to Litharaea
Goniopora microscopica2 Duncan 1863 stony coral
"? Porites superposita n. sp." = Goniopora elegans Leymerie 1846 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
"Trochoseris aperta" = Trochoseris aperta2, "Turbinoseris elegans n. sp." = Trochoseris aperta, "Elliptoseris aperta n. sp." = Trochoseris aperta, "Reussastraea grandis n. sp." = Pavona bronni, "Pachyseris murchisoni" = Heterogyra murchisoni, "Cyathoseris orientalis n. sp." = Heterogyra murchisoni
"Trochoseris aperta" = Trochoseris aperta2 Duncan 1864 stony coral
"Turbinoseris elegans n. sp." = Trochoseris aperta Duncan 1864 stony coral
"Elliptoseris aperta n. sp." = Trochoseris aperta Duncan 1864 stony coral
"Reussastraea grandis n. sp." = Pavona bronni Haime 1850 stony coral
"Pachyseris murchisoni" = Heterogyra murchisoni d'Archiac and Haime 1853 stony coral
"Cyathoseris orientalis n. sp." = Heterogyra murchisoni d'Archiac and Haime 1853 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
"Siderastrea morloti" = Siderofungia morloti, Pironastrea indica n. sp.
"Siderastrea morloti" = Siderofungia morloti Reuss 1864 stony coral
Originally assigned to Astraea
Pironastrea indica n. sp. stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acrosmiliidae
"Turbinoseris ranikoti n. sp." = Acrosmilia conica, "Turbinoseris haimei n. sp." = Acrosmilia conica, "Turbinoseris indica n. sp." = Acrosmilia conica, "Turbinoseris epithecata n. sp." = Acrosmilia conica
"Turbinoseris ranikoti n. sp." = Acrosmilia conica d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
"Turbinoseris haimei n. sp." = Acrosmilia conica d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
"Turbinoseris indica n. sp." = Acrosmilia conica d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
"Turbinoseris epithecata n. sp." = Acrosmilia conica d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Micrabaciidae
Stephanophyllia indica n. sp. Duncan 1880 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae
Mesomorpha balli n. sp. stony coral
Originally assigned to Thamnastraea, put here by Felix
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
"Astrocoenia ramosa" = Actinastrea ramosa
"Astrocoenia ramosa" = Actinastrea ramosa Sowerby 1832 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Astrocoenia cellulata n. sp. stony coral
Astrocoenia nana Reuss 1868 stony coral
Astrocoenia gibbosa Duncan 1880 stony coral
Astrocoenia blanfordi n. sp. Duncan 1880 stony coral
Stylocoenia maxima n. sp. Duncan 1880 stony coral
Stylocoenia ranikoti n. sp. Duncan 1880 stony coral
Stylocoenia vicaryi d'Archiac and Haime 1853 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Meandrinidae
Pachygyra princeps1, Meandrina striatus n. sp., "Trochosmilia medlicotti n. sp." = Rennensismilia complanata
Pachygyra princeps1 Reuss 1854 stony coral
Meandrina striatus n. sp. stony coral
Originally assinged to Placocyathus
"Trochosmilia medlicotti n. sp." = Rennensismilia complanata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Montlivaltia granti" = Trachyphyllia granti, "Trachyphyllia granti" = Trachyphyllia granti1
"Montlivaltia granti" = Trachyphyllia granti d'Archiac and Haime 1853 stony coral
"Trachyphyllia granti" = Trachyphyllia granti1 d'Archiac and Haime 1853 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Trochosmilia cristata n. sp. Duncan 1880 stony coral
Originally assinged to Feddenia
Trochosmilia cristata1 Duncan 1880 stony coral
Originally assinged to Feddenia
Trochosmilia faujasi1 Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Originally assinged to Feddenia
Montlivaltia atlantica1 Morton 1829 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Dictuophyllia hydnophoroidea n. sp. stony coral
 Scleractinia - Euphyllidae
"Plocophyllia sindiana n. sp." = Euphyllia, "Plocophyllia flabellata" = Euphyllia caliculata
"Plocophyllia sindiana n. sp." = Euphyllia stony coral
"Plocophyllia flabellata" = Euphyllia caliculata Catullo 1852 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Smilotrochus galeriformis2, "Trochocyathus corbicula n. sp." = Trochocyathus mitratus
Smilotrochus galeriformis2 Kner 1848 stony coral
Originally assinged to Blagrovia
"Trochocyathus corbicula n. sp." = Trochocyathus mitratus Goldfuss 1826 stony coral