Ali-Goresha area, Dzirul Massif (Cretaceous of Georgia)

Also known as Reef 1973

Where: Georgia (42.1° N, 43.6° E: paleocoordinates 8.4° S, 45.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Barremian (130.0 - 125.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• coral-rudist biostromes, 4-10 m thick

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 67512: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 22.11.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Textulariina
 Textulariacea - Textulariidae
Textularia sp. Defrance 1824
Bivalvia
 Hippuritida - Diceratidae
Diceratidae indet. Dall 1895 rudist
 Hippuritida - Requieniidae
Requieniidae indet. Douvillé 1914 rudist
Gastropoda
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Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Cyathophoridae
Pentacoenia pulchella d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
Pentacoenia elegantula d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Stylina esmuni Felix 1909 stony coral
Stylina regularis Fromentel 1862 stony coral
Diplogyra subplanotabulata n. sp. Sikharulidze 1985 stony coral
Heliocoenia corallina Koby 1881 stony coral
Heliocoenia aff. variabilis Etallon 1859 stony coral
Heliocoenia pseudocorallina Sikharulidze 1977 stony coral
Pseudocoenia annae Volz 1903 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Ellipsocoenia conferta Umbgrove 1925 stony coral
Ellipsocoenia lorioli Koby 1896 stony coral
"Latiastraea minima" = Latiastrea minima Koby 1885 stony coral
Microphyllia undans Etallon 1859 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
Dermosmilia aff. crassa Koby 1884 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
Thamnasteria maeandra Koby 1898 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Trochoidomeandridae
Trochoidomeandra sp. Morycowa 1971 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
"Amphiastraea aliensis" = Amphiaulastrea aliensis
"Amphiastraea aliensis" = Amphiaulastrea aliensis Sikharulidze 1977 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae
Mesomorpha punctata de Fromentel 1857 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Diplocoenia etalloni n. sp. Sikharulidze 1985 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Montlivaltia sp. Lamouroux 1821 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Columellogyra maeandra n. sp. Sikharulidze 1985 stony coral
Columellogyra brevidorsum n. sp. Sikharulidze 1985 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heterocoeniidae
Latusastrea decipiens Prever 1909 stony coral
Actinastraea pseudominima
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Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Miliolidae
Quinqueloculina sp. d'Orbigny 1826