Terek River, Caucasus (Jurassic of Russian Federation)

Also known as Reef 638

Where: Severnaya Osetiya-Alaniya, Russian Federation (42.9° N, 44.6° E: paleocoordinates 37.2° N, 49.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Tithonian (150.8 - 145.0 Ma)

• mostly from the Baltovskaya Svita (Tithonian)

•Lower Tithonian according to Kuznetsov (1993)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• barrier reef

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: N. S. Bendukidze. 1982. Pozdneyurskiye korally rifogennykh otlozheniy Kavkaza i Kryma [Upper Jurassic corals from the reef deposits of the Caucasus and Crimea]. Akademiya Nauk Gruzinskoy SSR, Geologicheskiy Institut imeni A I Dzhanelidze, Trudy 74:1-166 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 89994: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 25.06.2009

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Stylina parvipora Ogilvie 1896 stony coral
Stylina tubulifera Phillips 1829 stony coral
Heliocoenia variabilis Etallon 1859 stony coral
"Cryptocoenia limbata" = Pseudocoenia limbata Goldfuss 1829 stony coral
Cryptocoenia castellum Michelin 1843 stony coral
Cryptocoenia cf. octosepta Etallon 1864 stony coral
Cyathophora claudiensis Etallon 1859 stony coral
Cyathophora thurmanni Koby 1881 stony coral
Cyathophora bourgueti Defrance 1826 stony coral
Stylosmilia cf. michelini Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
"Isastrea minima" = Latiastrea minima, "Isastrea thurmanni" = Microphyllia thurmanni, "Latimaeandra brevivallis" = Microphyllia brevivallis
"Isastrea minima" = Latiastrea minima Koby 1885 stony coral
"Isastrea thurmanni" = Microphyllia thurmanni Etallon 1864 stony coral
"Latimaeandra brevivallis" = Microphyllia brevivallis Becker 1875 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
"Thecosmilia irregularis" = Dermoseris irregularis
"Thecosmilia irregularis" = Dermoseris irregularis Thurmann and Etallon 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
Epistreptophyllum cf. giganteum Roniewicz 1976 stony coral
Calamophylliopsis flabellum de Blainville 1830 stony coral
Calamophylliopsis etalloni Koby 1884 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Andemantastraeidae
Andemantastraea cf. michelini Beauvais 1964 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Solenocoeniidae
"Convexastrea sexradiata" = Solenocoenia sexradiata, "Stylina semiradiata" = Solenocoenia semiradiata
"Convexastrea sexradiata" = Solenocoenia sexradiata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
"Stylina semiradiata" = Solenocoenia semiradiata Etallon 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
"Amphiastraea basaltiformis" = Amphiastrea basaltiformis
"Amphiastraea basaltiformis" = Amphiastrea basaltiformis Etallon 1859 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
"Etallonia minima" = Etallonasteria minima
"Etallonia minima" = Etallonasteria minima Etallon 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Thecosmilia trichotoma Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
Thecosmilia cartieri Koby 1884 stony coral
Montlivaltia cf. nattheimensis Milaschewitsch 1876 stony coral
Montlivaltia truncata Defrance 1817 stony coral
Latiphyllia suevica Quenstedt 1858 stony coral