WB 12, Weissenbachalm, Styria, Austria (Cretaceous of Austria)

Also known as Reef 3194

Where: Styria, Austria (47.6° N, 13.8° E: paleocoordinates 32.1° N, 15.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Gosau Group, Late/Upper Santonian (85.8 - 83.5 Ma)

• Age based on bivalves, originally given Upper Santonian/Campanian

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Marly limestone boulders in rudist-coral-brachiopod facies. Reworked small bioherms. Infrequent encrustations by serpulids.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: mechanical, peel or thin section,

• Study focusing on corals

Primary reference: R. C. Baron-Szabo. 1999. Taxonomy of Upper Cretaceous scleractinian corals of the Gosau Group (Weissenbackalm, Steiermark, Austria). Abhandlungen der Geologischen Bundesanstalt Wien 56(2):441-464 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 25479: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 13.09.2002, edited by Uta Merkel

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Taxonomic list

Brachiopoda
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Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Bivalvia
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Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Hippuritida -
"Hippuritoidea indet." = Hippuritacea
"Hippuritoidea indet." = Hippuritacea Gray 1848 rudist
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Echinoidea
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Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Valliculastraea texta Oppenheim 1930 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Kobya rigausensis Beauvais 1982 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
Actinacis elegans Reuss 1854 stony coral
Elephantaria lindstroemi Oppenheim 1930 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
Corbariastraea weissenbachalmensis n. sp. Baron-Szabo 1999 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Haplaraeidae
"Brachycoenia leptophylla" = Brachymeandra leptophylla
"Brachycoenia leptophylla" = Brachymeandra leptophylla Reuss 1854 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Montastrea sp." = Montastraea2
"Montastrea sp." = Montastraea2 Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
Actinastrea fromenteli Alloiteau 1954 stony coral
Columactinastraea formosissima Sowerby 1831 stony coral
[entered as Columactinastrea formosissima]
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Rhabdopsammia sp. Alloiteau 1952 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
"Placosmilia turonensis" = Placosmilia martini
"Placosmilia turonensis" = Placosmilia martini Michelin 1846 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Pleurocora haueri1 Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Placocoeniidae
"Paraplacocoenia orbignyana" = Paraplacocoenia rotula Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
Placocoenia major Felix 1903 stony coral
Astrogyra orbignyi de Fromentel 1877 stony coral