Jebel Faiyah, Oman Mountains (Cretaceous to of the United Arab Emirates)

Where: United Arab Emirates (25.7° N, 55.8° E: paleocoordinates 7.1° N, 46.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Simsima Formation, Maastrichtian to Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

Preservation: replaced with calcite

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: R. C. Baron-Szabo. 2000. Late Campanian-Maastrichtian corals from the United Arab Emirates-Oman border region. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum of London (Geology) 56(2):91-131 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 12766: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 05.12.2001, edited by Uta Merkel

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Agatheliidae
Agathelia asperella Reuss 1854 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Cunnolitidae
Cunnolites sp. Gagnebin 1772 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
Actinacis remesi, "Actinacis parvistella" = Actinacis martiniana
Actinacis remesi Felix 1903 stony coral
"Actinacis parvistella" = Actinacis martiniana d’Orbigny 1850 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Goniopora imperatoris Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Cyclolitidae
Aspidastraea orientalis Kühn 1933 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhipidogyridae
Barysmilia iberica Baron-Szabo 1998 stony coral
Barysmilia irregularis Reuss 1854 stony coral
Orbignygyra salisburgensis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
Actinastrea bastidensis Alloiteau 1954 stony coral
Actinastrea ramosa Sowerby 1832 stony coral
Columactinastraea pygmaea stony coral
[entered as Columactinastrea pygmaea]
Columactinastraea torallolensis Reig Oriol 1989 stony coral
[entered as Columactinastrea guadelupae]
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora octophylla Felix 1906 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Dendrophyllia nodosa Reuss 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Meandrinidae
Glenarea cretacea Pocta 1887 stony coral
Diploctenium lunatum Bruguiere 1792 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Goniastrea tenera Traub 1938 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Monticulastraea insignis Duncan 1880 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Placocoeniidae
"Paraplacocoenia orbignyana" = Paraplacocoenia rotula Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
Neocoenia lepida Reuss 1854 stony coral
Astrogyra edwardsi Reuss 1854 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Columastreidae
"Stephanaxophyllia casterasi" = Stephanaxophyllia bicoronata, Columastrea dubia
"Stephanaxophyllia casterasi" = Stephanaxophyllia bicoronata Gregory 1900 stony coral
listed as Stephanoaxophyllia casterasi
Columastrea dubia Alloiteau 1958 stony coral
 Helioporacea -
Polytremacis edwardsana Stoliczka 1873
Polytremacis blainvillei Michelin 1841