Mohammabad (Miocene of Iran)

Where: Kerman, Iran (29.3° N, 56.2° E: paleocoordinates 29.2° N, 56.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Saidabad Coral Limestone Formation, Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; lithified limestone

• coral limestones, marly in the lower part

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: O. Kühn. 1933. Das Becken von Isfahan-Saidabad und seine altmiocäne Korallenfauna [The Isfahan-Saidabad Basin and its Miocene coral fauna]. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 79:143-221 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 87114: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 05.03.2009

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites gajensis Duncan 1880 stony coral
Porites cf. arenosa Esper 1797 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
"Palaeoseris persica n. sp." = Trochoseris persica Kühn 1933 stony coral
Leptoseris floriformis Gerth 1923 stony coral
var. persica
Leptoseris delicatissima n. sp. Kühn 1933 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Astrocoenia gerthi n. sp. Kühn 1933 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Astreopora sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pectiniidae
Fungophyllia explanata Gerth 1921 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Meandrinidae
"Dichocoenia torulosa" = Progyrosmilia torulosa
"Dichocoenia torulosa" = Progyrosmilia torulosa Gerth 1923 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Monticulastraea solidior" = Hydnophora solidior, Hydnophora rudis, "Prionastraea rhomboidea n. sp." = Favites rhomboidea, Echinopora miocenica, Antillia poculiformis n. sp., Antillia persica n. sp.
"Monticulastraea solidior" = Hydnophora solidior Duncan 1880 stony coral
Hydnophora rudis Duncan 1864 stony coral
"Prionastraea rhomboidea n. sp." = Favites rhomboidea Kühn 1933 stony coral
Echinopora miocenica Duncan 1880 stony coral
Antillia poculiformis n. sp. Kühn 1933 stony coral
Antillia persica n. sp. Kühn 1933 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Trochosmilia persica n. sp. Kühn 1933 stony coral
Trochosmilia delicatissima n. sp. Kühn 1933 stony coral
Rhabdophyllia retiformans n. sp. Kühn 1933 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Laterophyllia sp. Kühn 1933 stony coral
Anisocoenia variabilis Gerth 1923 stony coral
Plesiastrea costata Duncan 1880 stony coral
Favia sp. Oken 1815 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Lithophyllia robusta n. sp. Kühn 1933 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Ceratocyathus crassiseptus n. sp., "Tethocyathus persicus n. sp." = Trochocyathus persicus
Ceratocyathus crassiseptus n. sp. Kühn 1933 stony coral
"Tethocyathus persicus n. sp." = Trochocyathus persicus Kühn 1933 stony coral