D9, Cassian bulk collection (Triassic of Italy)

Also known as Reef 162

Where: Italy (46.6° N, 12.2° E: paleocoordinates 12.4° N, 20.3° E)

• coordinate based on unpublished field data

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cassian Formation, Julian (235.0 - 232.0 Ma)

• Age range indicated as Langobardian ton ?Julian, now confirmed to be early Carnian (Cordevolian)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Patch reefs on extensive carbonate platform
• Small patch reefs, laterally grading in to oolitic limestones. Material supposedly stems from reefs, although it was mostly collected from marly interbeds.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite, original calcite

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: F. T. Fürsich and J. Wendt. 1977. Biostratinomy and palaeoecology of the Cassian Formation (Triassic) of the Southern Alps. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 22:257-323 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 69663: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 01.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

• Taxonomy has not been revised since 1977
Brachiopoda indet.1 Cuvier 1805
 Thecideida - Thecospiridae
Thecospira tirolensis1 Loretz 1875
 Athyridida - Diplospirellidae
Diplospirella wissmanni1 Münster 1841
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
Waldheimia porrecta1 Bittner 1904
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchonellidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Pecten" sp.1 Müller 1776 scallop
 Ostreida - Cassianellidae
Cassianella sp.1 Beyrich 1862 oyster
Porifera indet.1 Grant 1836
 Agelasida - Pharetrospongiidae
Leiospongia sp.1 d'Orbigny 1849 demosponge
 Agelasida - Preperonidellidae
Precorynella astroites1 Münster 1841 demosponge
 Calcaronea - Endostomatidae
"Corynella sp." = Endostoma1
"Corynella sp." = Endostoma1 Roemer 1864 calcareous sponge
 Calcaronea - Stellispongiidae
Peronidella sp.1 Hinde 1893 calcareous sponge
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
"Myriophyllia" sp.2 d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral