Ardon River, Caucasus (Jurassic of Russian Federation)

Also known as Reef 2019

Where: Severnaya Osetiya-Alaniya, Russian Federation (42.9° N, 44.2° E: paleocoordinates 37.4° N, 49.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Oxfordian (161.2 - 155.7 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

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 89999: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 26.06.2009

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Heliocoenia variabilis Etallon 1859 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Dimorpharaea aequiseptalis Bendukidze 1949 stony coral
Dimorpharaea lineata Eichwald 1865 stony coral
"Thecosmilia irregularis" = Dermoseris irregularis Thurmann and Etallon 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
Actinaraea granulata M√ľnster 1829 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Diplocoenia coespitosa Etallon 1862 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Thecosmilia annularis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Thecosmilia trichotoma Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
Montlivaltia truncata Defrance 1817 stony coral