Kvemo-Chalovani, Dzirul Massif (Cretaceous of Georgia)

Also known as Reef 1971

Where: Georgia (42.4° N, 43.3° E: paleocoordinates 7.8° S, 46.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Hauterivian (132.9 - 129.4 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• coral-dominated biostrome or bioherm

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: G. Y. Sikharulidze. 1985. Geksakorally urgonskoy fatsii Dzirulskogo Massiva i ego cevernogo obramlyeniya [Hexacorals from the Urgonian facies of the Dzirul Massif and its northern frame]. Akademiya Nauk Gruzinskoy SSR, Geologicheskiy Institut imeni A I Dzhanelidze, Trudy 88:1-78 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 89961: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 22.06.2009, edited by Wolfgang Kiessling

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Taxonomic list

Demospongea
 Axinellida - Actinostromariidae
 Tabulospongida -
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
"Stylina elegans" = Stylina inwaldensis Ogilvie 1897 stony coral
Heliocoenia picteti Koby 1895 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Fungiastraea moeschi, "Ellipsocoenia taurica" = Ellipsocoenia lorioli
Fungiastraea moeschi Koby 1887 stony coral
"Ellipsocoenia taurica" = Ellipsocoenia lorioli Koby 1896 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Polyphylloseris convexa, "Microsolena distefanoi" = Microsolena major
Polyphylloseris convexa d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
"Microsolena distefanoi" = Microsolena major Ferry 1861 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
Dermosmilia miyakoensis Eguchi 1951 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Paretallonia bendukidzeae Sikharulidze 1972 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Eugyra cotteaui Fromentel 1857 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heterocoeniidae
Latusastrea exiguis Fromentel 1862 stony coral