Monti Ellis (Jurassic to of Ethiopia)

Where: Ethiopia (10.1° N, 42.6° E: paleocoordinates 11.6° S, 27.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Oxfordian to Oxfordian (163.5 - 152.1 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. Zuffardi-Comerci. 1959. Corallari e Idrozoi giurassici degli altipiani Hararini [Jurassic corals and Hydrozoa from the Harar Plateau]. Missione Geologica dell'Azienda Italiana Petroli (AGIP) nella Dancalia Meridionale e sugli Altipiani Hararini 4(1):199-250 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 93538: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 22.01.2010

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Taxonomic list

Demospongea
 Axinellida - Milleporellidae
"Milleporidium somaliense" = Steineria somaliensis
"Milleporidium somaliense" = Steineria somaliensis Zuffardi-Comerci 1931 demosponge
 Ceractinomorpha - Burgundiidae
Burgundia corrugata Zuffardi-Comerci 1959 demosponge
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
"Cryptocoenia limbata" = Pseudocoenia limbata
"Cryptocoenia limbata" = Pseudocoenia limbata Goldfuss 1829 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
"Latimaeandra curtata" = Brachyseris curtata, "Isastrea minima" = Latiastrea minima
"Latimaeandra curtata" = Brachyseris curtata Koby 1885 stony coral
"Isastrea minima" = Latiastrea minima Koby 1885 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
Amphiastrea piriformis Gregory 1900 stony coral
Pleurostylina cf. corallina de Fromentel 1856 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
"Stephanocoenia furcata" = Actinastrea furcata, "Astrocoenia bernensis" = Allocoeniopsis luciensis, "Stephanocoenia ramulifera" = Stephanastrea ramulifera
"Stephanocoenia furcata" = Actinastrea furcata Etallon 1859 stony coral
"Astrocoenia bernensis" = Allocoeniopsis luciensis d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
"Stephanocoenia ramulifera" = Stephanastrea ramulifera Etallon 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Isastrea explanata M√ľnster 1829 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heterocoeniidae
Latusastrea sp. d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral