Malyy Balkhan Mountains, unit 1 (Cretaceous of Turkmenistan)

Also known as Reef 3686

Where: Turkmenistan (39.3° N, 55.0° E: paleocoordinates 33.7° N, 60.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• first biostrome

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• biostrome

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: Y. I. Kuzmicheva. 1987. Korally iz nizhnebarremskikh organogennykh postroek Malogo Balkhana i Tuarkyra [Corals from Lower Barremian organogenous buildups from the Malyy Balkhan and Tuarkyr]. In K. N. Amanniyazov (ed.), Geologicheskoe stroenie Turkmenistana 217-262 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 78700: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 14.02.2008

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Cyathophoridae
Holocystis bukowinensis Volz 1903 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Microsolena kugleri Wells 1948 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae
"Thamnasteria punctata" = Mesomorpha punctata
"Thamnasteria punctata" = Mesomorpha punctata de Fromentel 1857 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
Actinastrea urgonensis Koby 1896 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Dimorphocoenia solomkoae Bendukidze 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
"Ellipsocoenia hemispherica" = Favia hemispherica, Eugyra cotteaui
"Ellipsocoenia hemispherica" = Favia hemispherica de Fromentel 1857 stony coral
Eugyra cotteaui Fromentel 1857 stony coral