Vrsatec Klippe, Pieniny Klippen Belt (Jurassic of Slovakia)

Also known as Reef 3207

Where: Slovakia (49.1° N, 18.2° E: paleocoordinates 40.1° N, 25.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Vrsatec Limestone Member, Bajocian (170.3 - 168.3 Ma)

• Vrsatec Limestone is part of Czorsztyn Succession.

•Ibanova et al-2019: Vršatec Lime-stone belongs to the Bajocian on the basis of the stratigraphic superimposition criteria and ammonite occurrences.

•The age of the biohermal coral limestones, accepted previouslyas the Oxfordian (cf. Mišík 1979) is assumed to correspondto the Bajocian (probably Early Bajocian) (i.a. Schlöglet al. 2006, 2009a,b) on the basis of the stratigraphic superimpositioncriteria and ammonite species Nannolytocerastripartitum (Raspail) occurring in the neptunic dyke cuttingthe peribiohermal limestones (i.a. Schlögl et al. 2006, 2009a)and Bathonian-Callovian ammonites occurring in dykes in the uppermost part of the Vršatec limestone in the Vršatec- Castle Klippe (Schlögl et al. 2009b). However, other age bio-indicators and in particular the youngest indicator of the biohermal coral-bearing limestones and their equivalents, should also be considered.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified, fine-grained, shelly/skeletal, white limestone

• coral bearing biohermal limestone is predominantly white, fine-grained (predominantly biomicrite, biomicrosparite, biosparite)

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: recrystallized

Primary reference: E. Morycowa and M. Misik. 2005. Upper Jurrasic shallow-water scleractinian corals from the Pieniny Klippen Belt (Western Carpathians/Slovakia). Geologica Carpathica 56(5):415-432 [W. Kiessling/T. Schossleitner/T. Schossleitner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 60237: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 08.05.2006, edited by Mihaela Krause

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Taxonomic list

 Hormosinacea - Telamminidae
 Textulariina - Paravalvulinidae
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Enallhelia vrsatecis n. sp. Morycowa and Misik 2005 stony coral
"Placophyllia tenuis" = Stylosmilia tenuis Roniewicz 1976 stony coral
Stylosmilia corallina Koby 1881 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Periseris elegantula d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Dendraraea cf. dendroidea Ferry 1861 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
Calamophylliopsis stockesi Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Calamophylliopsis moreauana Michelin 1843 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Kobyastraeidae
Kobyastraea bourgeati Koby 1887 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Placophylliidae
Placophyllia cf. dianthus Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
Cladophyllia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Cladophyllia rollieri Koby 1888 stony coral
 Scleractinia -
Atelophyllia aff. clermontei Lathuilière 2000 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Thecosmilia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Thecosmilia dichotoma Koby 1884 stony coral
"Thecosmilia trichotoma" = Thecosmilia densa Fromentel 1870 stony coral
? Complexastrea sp. d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
Complexastrea carpathica Morycowa 1974 stony coral
Complexastraeopsis kouteki Eliasova 1976 stony coral
Isastrea helianthoides Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
Isastrea robusta n. sp. Morycowa and Misik 2005 stony coral
  - Wetheredellidae
Koskinobullina socialis Cherchi and Schroeder 1979
  - Placentulinidae
Rumanolina seiboldi
  - Placentulinidae
  - Placentulinidae