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

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Taxonomic list

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