Bolshoy Balkhan-5 (Cretaceous of Turkmenistan)

Where: Turkmenistan (39.6° N, 54.5° E: paleocoordinates 34.1° N, 59.4° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Alikper Formation, Hauterivian (132.9 - 129.4 Ma)

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; reef rocks

• Lithology described as a complex (lens-like or dilophoid) bioherms with a broad base, 8-9m in diameter

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: I. J. Bugrova. 1990. The facies zonation and scleractinians of the early Hauterivian reef complex of Bolshoy Balkhan. Cretaceous Research 11(3):229-236 [M. Patzkowsky/K. Layou/A. Clement]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 2264: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Karen Layou on 30.06.1999, edited by Wolfgang Kiessling

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Stylina regularis Fromentel 1862 stony coral
Stylosmilia alpina Koby 1895 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
"Fungiastraea tendagurensis" = Dimorphastrea tendagurensis, Microphyllia undans
"Fungiastraea tendagurensis" = Dimorphastrea tendagurensis Dietrich 1926 stony coral
Microphyllia undans Etallon 1859 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Microsolena crassisepta, "Microsolena distefanoi" = Microsolena major
Microsolena crassisepta Sikharulidze 1985 stony coral
"Microsolena distefanoi" = Microsolena major Ferry 1861 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
Dermosmilia cretacica Turnsek 1974 stony coral
Calamophylliopsis compressa d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
"Actinastraea colliculosa" = Actinastrea
"Actinastraea colliculosa" = Actinastrea stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
cf. Peplosmilia taurica stony coral
originally entered as "Peplosmilia cf. taurica"
Peplosmilia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
Latiphyllia sp. Fromentel 1861 stony coral