San Cassiano Fm, Alpe di Specie (Triassic of Italy)

Where: Italy (46.6° N, 12.2° E: paleocoordinates 13.3° N, 19.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: San Cassiano Formation, Carnian (237.0 - 228.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: G. Dieci, A. Antonacci, and R. Zardini. 1968. Le spugne cassiane (Trias medio-superiore) della regione dolomitica attorno a Cortina d'Ampezzo [Sponges from the Cassian Formation (Middle-Upper Triassic) from the Dolomites near Cortina d'Ampezzo]. Bollettino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana 7(2):94-155 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 32923: authorized by David Bottjer, entered by Catherine Powers on 18.07.2003, edited by Uta Merkel

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Taxonomic list

• Associated fauna: corals, stromatoporoids, Inozoa, Sphinctozoa, Chaetetida
Stenolaemata
 Cyclostomata - Stomatoporidae
 Cyclostomata -
Demospongea
 Hadromerida - Celyphiidae
"Cystothalamia bavarica" = Alpinothalamia bavarica Ott 1967 demosponge
Celyphia sp. Pomel 1872 demosponge
Celyphia submarginata Münster 1841 demosponge
 Vaceletida - Verticillitidae
"Ascosymplegma expansum" = Cinnabaria expansa
"Ascosymplegma expansum" = Cinnabaria expansa Seilacher 1962 demosponge
 Agelasida - Solenolmiidae
"Dictyocoelia manon" = Solenolmia manon
"Dictyocoelia manon" = Solenolmia manon Münster 1841 demosponge
 Agelasida - Guadalupiidae
"Cystothalamia polysiphonata n. sp." = Diecithalamia polysiphonata
"Cystothalamia polysiphonata n. sp." = Diecithalamia polysiphonata Dieci et al. 1968 demosponge
 Agelasida - Sebargasiidae
Amblysiphonella loerentheyi Vinassa de Regny 1901 demosponge
Amblysiphonella strobiliformis n. sp. Dieci et al. 1968 demosponge
 Agelasida - Pharetrospongiidae
Euepirrhysia pusilla Laube 1865 demosponge
 Agelasida - Sestrostomellidae
Sestrostomella robusta Zittel 1878 demosponge
Himatella milleporata Münster 1841 demosponge
 Agelasida - Cryptocoeliidae
Cryptocoelia zitteli Steinmann 1882 demosponge
 Agelasida - Preperonidellidae
Precorynella capitata Münster 1841 demosponge
Precorynella auriformis n. sp. Dieci et al. 1968 demosponge
 Agelasida - Aphrosalpingidae
Vesicocaulis depressus Ott 1967 demosponge
 Agelasida - Thaumastocoeliidae
Thaumastocoelia cassiana Steinmann 1882 demosponge
 Agelasida - Girtyocoeliidae
Enoplocoelia armata Klipstein 1843 demosponge
 Agelasida - Colospongiidae
Colospongia dubia Münster 1841 demosponge
Calcarea
 Calcaronea - Endostomatidae
"Corynella sp." = Endostoma
"Corynella sp." = Endostoma Roemer 1864 calcareous sponge
 Calcaronea - Stellispongiidae
Stellispongia manon Münster 1841 calcareous sponge
Stellispongia subsphaerica n. sp. Dieci et al. 1968 calcareous sponge
Peronidella rosetta n. sp. Dieci et al. 1968 calcareous sponge
Peronidella subcaespitosa Münster 1841 calcareous sponge
Peronidella loretzi Zittel 1879 calcareous sponge
"Eusiphonella sp." = Pareudea Etallon 1859 calcareous sponge
Eudea sp. Lamouroux 1821 calcareous sponge
Eudea polymorpha Klipstein 1843 calcareous sponge
Leiospongia reticularis
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"Leiospongia reticularis" = Leiofungia reticularis
"Leiospongia reticularis" = Leiofungia reticularis Münster 1841