Giralia Range, Miria Formation corals (Cretaceous of Australia)

Where: Western Australia, Australia (23.0° S, 114.1° E: paleocoordinates 50.0° S, 100.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Miria Formation, Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; lithified grainstone

• 0.6-2 m thick friable foraminiferal calcarenite and calcisiltite

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast

Primary reference: J. S. Jell, A. G. Cook, and P. A. Jell. 2011. Australian Cretaceous Cnidaria and Porifera. Alcheringa 35(2):241-284 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123004: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 09.01.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Hydrozoa
 Stylasterina -
Astya nielseni Wells 1976 lace coral
Stylaster cretaceous n. sp. Jell et al. 2011 lace coral
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Fungiacyathidae
Fungiacyathus (Bathyactis) sp. Moseley 1881 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Balanophyllia acostae n. sp. Jell et al. 2011 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
Astrangia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Conotrochus giraliensis n. sp. Jell et al. 2011 stony coral
Parasmilia cyensis n. sp. Jell et al. 2011 stony coral
? Caryophyllia sp. Lamarck 1801 stony coral
"Caryophyllia arcotensis" = Caryophyllia konincki Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Smilotrochus carnarvonensis n. sp. Jell et al. 2011 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Guyniidae
Palaeopsammia sp. Wanner 1902 stony coral
Palaeopsammia cardabiaensis n. sp. Jell et al. 2011 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Flabellum miriaensis n. sp. Jell et al. 2011 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Turbinoliidae
Bothrophoria sp. Felix 1909 stony coral
Hexactinellida
 Lychniscosa - Ventriculitidae
Ventriculites sp. Mantell 1822 glass sponge