Beni Oussid Member, Tataouine Formation (Jurassic of Tunisia)

Where: Taţāwīn, Tunisia (33.0° N, 10.5° E: paleocoordinates 21.5° N, 11.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Beni Oussid Member (Tataouine Formation), Callovian (166.1 - 163.5 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; wackestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: specimens are housed in the Institut für Paläontologie, Würzburg University

Primary reference: D. K. Pandey and F. T. Fürsich. 2005. Jurassic corals from the southern Tunisia. Zitteliana (A45)3-34 [W. Kiessling/A. Girndt]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 83347: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Antje Girndt on 19.08.2008, edited by Wolfgang Kiessling

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Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Stylina micrommata, Heliocoenia "sp. A", "Pseudocoenia slovenica" = Cryptocoenia slovenica, "cf. Pseudocoenia slovenica" = Cryptocoenia slovenica
Stylina micrommata Quenstedt 1857 stony coral
Heliocoenia "sp. A" Etallon 1859 stony coral
"Pseudocoenia slovenica" = Cryptocoenia slovenica Turnsek 1972 stony coral
"cf. Pseudocoenia slovenica" = Cryptocoenia slovenica Turnsek 1972 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Microphylliopsis aff. scolioides Beauvais 1966 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Craterastraea crateriformis Gregory 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Solenocoeniidae
cf. Solenocoenia ? sexradiata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
questionable assignment
 Scleractinia - Rhipidogyridae
Codonosmilia elegans Koby 1888 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
"Amphiastraea piriformis" = Amphiastrea piriformis
"Amphiastraea piriformis" = Amphiastrea piriformis Gregory 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
"Enallocoenia crassoramosa" = Actinastrea crassoramosa
"Enallocoenia crassoramosa" = Actinastrea crassoramosa Michelin 1843 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Isastrea parvistella Alloiteau 1958 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
? Cladocora sp. Ehrenberg 1834 stony coral