Virgal, coral limestone, Middle Productus-limestone, Salt Range (Permian of Pakistan)

Also known as Wargal

Where: Pakistan (32.4° N, 72.1° E: paleocoordinates 45.3° S, 55.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Wargal Formation, Capitanian (265.1 - 259.9 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified reef rocks

• Species takes part in the formation of the large coral reefs which are to be observed at certain localities in the middle division of the Productus-limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: W. Waagen and J. Wentzel. 1886. Productus Limestone Fossils, Part VI. Salt Range Fossils, Palaeontologia Indica, Series 13 1(6):835-924 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 119615: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 30.10.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Productida - Richthofeniidae
Richthofenia lawrenciana2 de Koninck 1863
 Spiriferida - Elythidae
"Reticularia indica" = Permophricodothyris indica1
"Reticularia indica" = Permophricodothyris indica1 Waagen 1883
 Cyathocrinida - Cyathocrinitidae
"Cyathocrinus" virgalensis3 Waagen 1885 Sea lily
 Favositida - Micheliniidae
Michelinia indica Waagen and Wentzel 1886 tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Waagenophyllidae
"Lonsdaleia virgalensis n. sp." = Waagenophyllum (Waagenophyllum) virgalense, "Lonsdaleia indica" = Waagenophyllum (Waagenophyllum) indicum, "Lonsdaleia salinaria" = Wentzelella (Wentzelella) salinaria
"Lonsdaleia virgalensis n. sp." = Waagenophyllum (Waagenophyllum) virgalense Waagen and Wentzel 1886 horn coral
"Lonsdaleia indica" = Waagenophyllum (Waagenophyllum) indicum Waagen and Wentzel 1886 horn coral
many fragments
"Lonsdaleia salinaria" = Wentzelella (Wentzelella) salinaria Waagen and Wentzel 1886 horn coral