Hergiswil corals, Switzerland (Cretaceous of Switzerland)

Where: Switzerland (47.0° N, 8.3° E: paleocoordinates 32.4° N, 18.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Schrattenkalk Formation, Early/Lower Aptian (125.5 - 122.5 Ma)

• Upper Schrattenkalk. Age determined by larger foraminifers

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

• The corals were collected from the bioclastic limestones of “Upper Schrattenkalk”, exposed along the road in a steep, several meters high slope.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

• They were taken from the surface of the limestones at 25 points, each covering 0.5 square metres.

Primary reference: E. Morycowa and D. Decrouez. 2006. Early Aptian scleractinian corals from the Upper Schrattenkalk of Hergiswil (Lucerne region, Helvetic Zone of central Switzerland). Revue de Paléobiologie 25(2):791-838 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 72040: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 23.05.2007

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Taxonomic list

• Corals only
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Stylina micropora Koby 1895 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Periseris frondescens d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
Fungiastraea muelleri Eliasova 1994 stony coral
Fungiastraea columellaris Hackemesser 1936 stony coral
"Ovalastrea lorioli" = Ellipsocoenia lorioli Koby 1896 stony coral
Vallimeandra sp. Alloiteau 1957 stony coral
Thamnoseris carpathica Morycowa 1971 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Microsolenidae indet. Koby 1890 stony coral
Hydnophoromeandraraea volzi Morycowa 1971 stony coral
? Trocharea sp. Etallon 1864 stony coral
Dimorpharaea manchacaensis Wells 1933 stony coral
Dimorpharaea cf. catalaunica Reig Oriol 1995 stony coral
Comoseris sp. d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral
"Comoseris bargyensis" = Comoseris jireceki Toula 1889 stony coral
? Dermoseris sp. Koby 1887 stony coral
Eocomoseris sp. Melnikova et al. 1993 stony coral
3 fragments from one colony
Microsolena "sp. B" Lamouroux 1821 stony coral
? Microsolena "sp. C" Lamouroux 1821 stony coral
Microsolena "sp. A" Lamouroux 1821 stony coral
Microsolena aff. agariciformis Etallon 1859 stony coral
Microsolena formosa n. sp. Morycowa and Decrouez 2006 stony coral
"Microsolena distefanoi" = Microsolena major Ferry 1861 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
Calamophylliopsis fotisalensis Bendukidze 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Haplaraeidae
Meandraraea (Michelinaraea) sp. Etallon 1859 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Zardinophyllidae
? Simplexastraea sp. Eliasova 1976 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
Amphiaulastrea rarauensis Morycowa 1971 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae
Mesomorpha ornata Morycowa 1971 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
"Actinastrea major" = Stelidioseris major
"Actinastrea major" = Stelidioseris major Morycowa 1971 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Etallonasteria minima Etallon 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Latiphyllia cf. neocomiensis Fromentel 1877 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Felixigyra duncani Prever 1909 stony coral
Eohydnophora crassa Fromentel 1862 stony coral
Eohydnophora picteti Koby 1897 stony coral
Eugyra lanckoronensis Morycowa 1964 stony coral
Eugyra pusilla Koby 1895 stony coral
ssp. rariseptata
Eugyra clavisepta n. sp. Morycowa and Decrouez 2006 stony coral
Eugyra cotteaui Fromentel 1857 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Placocoeniidae
Columnocoenia ksiazkiewiczi Morycowa 1964 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heterocoeniidae
Latusastrea decipiens Prever 1909 stony coral