Shkmeri, Dzirul Massif (Cretaceous of Georgia)

Also known as Reef 1972

Where: Georgia (42.5° N, 43.4° E: paleocoordinates 7.8° S, 46.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Hauterivian (132.9 - 129.4 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• bioherm, up to 130 m

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: G. Y. Sikharulidze. 1985. Geksakorally urgonskoy fatsii Dzirulskogo Massiva i ego cevernogo obramlyeniya [Hexacorals from the Urgonian facies of the Dzirul Massif and its northern frame]. Akademiya Nauk Gruzinskoy SSR, Geologicheskiy Institut imeni A I Dzhanelidze, Trudy 88:1-78 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 67510: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 22.11.2006

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
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Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda
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Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Echinoidea
 Echinoida -
Echinoida indet. Troschel 1872 sea urchin
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
"Stylina elegans" = Stylina inwaldensis
"Stylina elegans" = Stylina inwaldensis Ogilvie 1897 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
"Ellipsocoenia taurica" = Ellipsocoenia lorioli, "Latiastraea whitneyi" = Latiastrea whitneyi
"Ellipsocoenia taurica" = Ellipsocoenia lorioli Koby 1896 stony coral
"Latiastraea whitneyi" = Latiastrea whitneyi Wells 1932 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
"Microsolena distefanoi" = Microsolena major
"Microsolena distefanoi" = Microsolena major Ferry 1861 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Haplaraeidae
"Meandrophyllia edwardsi" = Meandrophyllia corrugata
"Meandrophyllia edwardsi" = Meandrophyllia corrugata Michelin 1843 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Paretallonia bendukidzeae Sikharulidze 1972 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Pseudomyriophyllia carpathica, "Ellipsocoenia hemispherica" = Favia hemispherica
Pseudomyriophyllia carpathica Morycowa 1971 stony coral
"Ellipsocoenia hemispherica" = Favia hemispherica de Fromentel 1857 stony coral
Demospongea
 Chaetetida - Chaetetidae
Chaetetidae indet. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 demosponge