Saint-Gaultier, Creuse Valley (Jurassic of France)

Also known as Reef 3923

Where: Centre, France (46.6° N, 1.4° E: paleocoordinates 36.5° N, 11.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Bathonian (167.7 - 164.7 Ma)

• mostly from unit 4 of Benoist

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; lithified limestone

• corallian and reefal limestones and lagoonal facies (Fischer 1964)

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: L. Beauvais. 1972. Contribution a l'etude de la faune bathonienne dans la vallee de la Creuse (Indre): madreporaires [The Bathonian fauna in the Creuse Valley (Indre): corals]. Annales de Paleontologie, Invertebres 58(1):33-97 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 85965: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 23.01.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Stylina oolitica Koby 1906 stony coral
Stylina dendroidea Koby 1906 stony coral
Pseudocoenia kobyi n. sp. Beauvais 1972 stony coral
Pseudocoenia delaunayi Koby 1906 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Comophyllia polymorpha Koby 1906 stony coral
Dimorphastrea cosmanni Koby 1906 stony coral
Collignonastraea grossouvrei n. sp. Beauvais 1972 stony coral
Digitosmilia fischeri n. gen. n. sp. Beauvais 1972 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Dimorpharaea lentiformis Koby 1906 stony coral
Dendraraea excelsa Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Trochoplegma fungiformis Gregory 1900 stony coral
Trochoplegma ? moneta Koby 1886 stony coral
Microsolena regularis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Microsolena piriformis n. sp. Beauvais 1972 stony coral
Chomatoseris orbulites Lamouroux 1821 stony coral
Chomatoseris hemispherica Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
? Epistreptophyllum pararticulatum n. sp. Beauvais 1972 stony coral
"Protethmos griesbachi" = Epistreptophyllum griesbachi Gregory 1900 stony coral
Cladophylliopsis alternicosta n. gen. Koby 1906 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
Thamnasteria mammosa Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Thamnasteria mettensis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Andemantastraeidae
Trigerastraea irregularis Koby 1906 stony coral
Andemantastraea gaultierensis Koby 1906 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acrosmiliidae
Acrosmilia flouesti de Fromentel and Ferry 1867 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Haplaraeidae
Astraraea globosa Koby 1906 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
Lochmaeosmilia radiata Lamouroux 1821 stony coral
Polymorphastraea variabilis Koby 1906 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Axosmiliidae
Axosmilia benoisti Koby 1906 stony coral
Axosmilia extinctorium Michelin 1841 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae
Mesomorpha pesudomammosa n. sp. Beauvais 1972 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
Allocoenia plana n. sp. Beauvais 1972 stony coral
"Allocoeniopsis oolitica" = Allocoeniopsis luciensis d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
Allocoeniopsis expansa Tomes 1878 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Montlivaltia cornutiformis Gregory 1900 stony coral
Montlivaltia frustriformis Gregory 1900 stony coral
Montlivaltia kachensis Gregory 1900 stony coral
? Montlivaltia cosmanni Koby 1906 stony coral
Montlivaltia gregoryi Alloiteau 1958 stony coral
Montlivaltia stueri n. sp. Beauvais 1972 stony coral
Isastrea excentrica n. sp. Beauvais 1972 stony coral
Isastrea limitata M'Coy 1848 stony coral
Isastrea nantuacumensis Beauvais 1966 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pamiroseriidae
Ampakabastraea contorta Koby 1906 stony coral