Zhinvali-Aranisi, Caucasus (Jurassic of Georgia)

Also known as Reef 3998

Where: Georgia (42.1° N, 44.8° E: paleocoordinates 36.7° N, 50.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-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 90001: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 26.06.2009

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Stylina tenax Etallon and Thurmann 1864 stony coral
Heliocoenia etalloni Koby 1881 stony coral
Stylosmilia michelini Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
Calamophylliopsis flabellum de Blainville 1830 stony coral
Calamophylliopsis etalloni Koby 1884 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Solenocoeniidae
"Stylina sexradiata" = Solenocoenia sexradiata
"Stylina sexradiata" = Solenocoenia sexradiata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Thecosmilia longimana Quenstedt 1881 stony coral
Thecosmilia cartieri Koby 1884 stony coral