Volsk, Volga River (Paleocene of Russian Federation)

Where: Saratovskaya Oblast, Russian Federation (52.0° N, 47.4° E: paleocoordinates 46.4° N, 40.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Syzran Formation, Danian (66.0 - 61.6 Ma)

• lower part of the formation

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. I. Kuzmicheva. 1987. Verkhnemelovyye i paleogenovyye korally SSSR [Upper Cretaceous and Paleogene corals from the USSR] 1-187 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 86698: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 13.02.2009

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Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Goniopora websteri Bowerbank 1840 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Dendrophyllia candelabrum Henning 1899 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
"Caryophyllia matesovae" = Caryophyllia konincki
"Caryophyllia matesovae" = Caryophyllia konincki Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Gorgonacea -
Parisis "sp. 2" gorgonian