Coral-Stromatactis Community, Early Devonian, Mt. Padenteddu mud mound, Sardinia (Devonian to of Italy)

Also known as Reef 1471

Where: Italy (39.1° N, 8.7° E: paleocoordinates 50.7° S, 44.4° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Helderberg to Helderberg (416.0 - 402.5 Ma)

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified lime mudstone

• General for this succession of communities: "Unlike the Carnic Alps, the Silurian-Devonian of Sardinia displays a far less variegated facies picture, being almost exclusively developed in shallow to deeper pelagic environments, with the minor exception of the Emsian Mt. Padenteddu mud mound."

•For this community: "A depth of 70-80 m is inferred for the first growth stage of this 'mud-mound'; low energy conditinos are suggested by the presence of abundant llime mud and well-preserved pelmatozoan stems and calyces, while weak currents could have produced the telescoped fabrid, that is, the interpenetration of conical 'tentaculitids'. Very shallow conditions reuired for the final phase (not lower than 20 m), where currents and wave motion could affect the bottom. An inner shelf BA 3 position is suggested."

•Environmental call changed from marine indet. to buildup by W. Kiessling

• "mud mound...abundant lime mud"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. Ferretti, M. Gnoli, and G. B. Vai. 1999. Silurian to Lower Devonian communities of Sardinia. In A. J. Boucot and J. D. Lawson (eds.), Paleocommunities--a case study from the Silurian and Lower Devonian 271-281 [M. Foote/M. Foote/S. Kolbe]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 26128: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 04.10.2002, edited by Wolfgang Kiessling

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Taxonomic list

Trilobita indet. Walch 1771 trilobite
Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
Mollusca indet. Linnaeus 1758
 Dacryoconarida -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
 Ozarkodinida - Polygnathidae
 Ozarkodinida - Spathognathodontodae
"Ozarkodina excavata" = Wurmiella excavata
"Ozarkodina excavata" = Wurmiella excavata Branson and Mehl 1933 conodont
  - Strachanognathidae
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
 Tabulata -
Tabulata indet. tabulate coral
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
? Thamnopora sp. Steininger 1831 tabulate coral
 Cystiphyllida - Cystiphyllidae
"? Lythophyllum sp." = Cystiphylloides (Lythophyllum)
"? Lythophyllum sp." = Cystiphylloides (Lythophyllum) Wedekind 1925 horn coral
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
? Disphyllum sp. Fromentel 1861 horn coral