Shoal Creek, Austin, lower Buda Formation (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Travis County, Texas (30.3° N, 97.8° W: paleocoordinates 28.9° N, 63.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Member (Buda Limestone Formation), Cenomanian (100.5 - 93.9 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; limestone

• shallow water, submerged bank where reef conditions did not prevail

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. W. Wells. 1933. Corals of the Cretaceous of the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains and Western Interior of the United States. Bulletins of American Paleontology 18(67):85-288 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123261: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 16.01.2012

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Dimorpharaea manchacaensis Wells 1933 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
"Protethmos budaensis n. sp." = Epistreptophyllum budaensis, "? Frechia sp." = Epistreptophyllum
"Protethmos budaensis n. sp." = Epistreptophyllum budaensis Wells 1933 stony coral
"? Frechia sp." = Epistreptophyllum Milaschewitsch 1876 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Trochoseris shattucki n. sp. Wells 1933 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
Budaia travisensis n. gen. n. sp.
Budaia travisensis n. gen. n. sp. Wells 1933 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Axosmiliidae
Pleurosmilia quaylei Wells 1933 stony coral
Pleurosmilia saxifisi Wells 1933 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"? Orbicella texana" = Montastrea texana
"? Orbicella texana" = Montastrea texana Vaughan 1903 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Astrocoenia budaensis n. sp. Wells 1933 stony coral
? Stephanocoenia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
"Paracyclolites bakerae" = Areopsammia bakerae
"Paracyclolites bakerae" = Areopsammia bakerae Wells 1933 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
? Ceratotrochus sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral