Batain Coast south of Al Hadd, blocks west, locality 1 (Permian of Oman)

Where: Oman (22.4° N, 59.8° E: paleocoordinates 41.2° S, 55.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Aseelah Unit Member (Saal Formation), Cisuralian (298.9 - 272.3 Ma)

• Permian limestone blocks in the Lower Triassic Aseelah Unit. Bryozoan assemblages most typical of Early Permian localities, but a Guadalupian and Lopingian age cannot be ruled out.

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified bafflestone and lithified floatstone

• Textural endmembers of the calcisponge reefs are float- to rudstone, bafflestone, and framestone with sphinctozoan sponges, inozoan sponges, chaetetids, various bryozoans, crinoids, and brachiopods. Also, calcareous algae and smaller foraminifers occur.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the SMF

Collection methods: peel or thin section

Primary reference: A. Ernst, O. Weidlich, and P. Schäfer. 2008. Stenolaemate Bryozoa from the Permian of Oman (Aseelah Unit, Batain Coast). Journal of Paleontology 82(4):676-716 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 144112: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 01.05.2013, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Fenestrida - Fenestellidae
Minilya princeps Crockford 1944
Minilya rhomboidea Nikiforova 1938
 Fenestrida - Acanthocladiidae
 Cystoporida - Fistuliporidae
Fistuliramus bifidus Yang and Xia 1975
Eridopora permiana Crockford 1957
Fistulipora "sp. 2" McCoy 1850
Fistulipora crescens Crockford 1944
 Cryptostomata - Hyphasmoporidae
 Cryptostomida - Chainodictyonidae
Rhombocladia quasiminor Ernst et al. 2008
 Rhabdomesida - Rhabdomesidae
Rhabdomeson latum Ernst et al. 2008
Rhabdomeson consimile Bassler 1929
Orthopora punctata Ernst et al. 2008
 Rhabdomesida - Nikiforovellidae
Clausotrypa minor Bassler 1929
 Rhabdomesida - Rhomboporidae
Primorella cf. rotunda Gorjunova 1985