Pleasant Valley Crossing, Blanco River (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Reef 3621

Where: Hays County, Texas (30.0° N, 98.2° W: paleocoordinates 27.7° N, 58.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Glen Rose Formation (Trinity Group), Middle Albian (109.0 - 105.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• coral-caprinid reef

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. W. Wells. 1932. Corals of the Trinity Group of the Comanchean of central Texas. Journal of Paleontology 6(3):225-256 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 74763: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 29.08.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Cyathophora haysensis n. sp. Wells 1932 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
"Orbicella whitneyi" = Latiastrea whitneyi, "? Complexastrea glenrosensis n. sp." = Thamnoseris morchella
"Orbicella whitneyi" = Latiastrea whitneyi Wells 1932 stony coral
"? Complexastrea glenrosensis n. sp." = Thamnoseris morchella Reuss 1854 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
"Polyphyllastraea simondsi n. sp." = Polyphylloseris icaunensis, Microsolena texana n. sp.
"Polyphyllastraea simondsi n. sp." = Polyphylloseris icaunensis d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
Microsolena texana n. sp. Wells 1932 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
"Dimorpharaea cf. barcenai" = Morphastrea barcenai
"Dimorpharaea cf. barcenai" = Morphastrea barcenai Felix 1891 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderofungia irregularis Felix 1891 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Haplaraeidae
Meandraraea plummeri n. sp. Wells 1932 stony coral
Meandraraea cf. tulae Felix 1891 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae
"Centrastrea vaughani" = Mesomorpha vaughani
"Centrastrea vaughani" = Mesomorpha vaughani Wells 1932 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
"Astrocoenia whitneyi n. sp." = Stelidioseris whitneyi
"Astrocoenia whitneyi n. sp." = Stelidioseris whitneyi Wells 1932 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Astrocoenia scyphoidea n. sp. Wells 1932 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"? Hydnophora blancoensis n. sp." = Hydnophora styriaca
"? Hydnophora blancoensis n. sp." = Hydnophora styriaca Michelin 1847 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
? Thecosmilia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Isastrea whitneyi Wells 1932 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
"? Aplosmilia tolmachoffana" = Phacellocoenia tolmachoffana, ? Cyathomorpha damoni n. sp., Eugyra cuyleri n. sp.
"? Aplosmilia tolmachoffana" = Phacellocoenia tolmachoffana Wells 1932 stony coral
? Cyathomorpha damoni n. sp. Wells 1932 stony coral
Eugyra cuyleri n. sp. Wells 1932 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Tiarasmilia casteri n. gen. n. sp.
Tiarasmilia casteri n. gen. n. sp. Wells 1932 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Aulastraeoporidae
"Blothrocyathus harrisi n. gen. n. sp." = Aulastraeopora harrisi
"Blothrocyathus harrisi n. gen. n. sp." = Aulastraeopora harrisi Wells 1932 stony coral
 Helioporacea -
Epiphaxum labyrinthicum n. sp. Wells 1932