Carmenes, Cantabrian Mountains, algal-sponge mound (Carboniferous of Spain)

Also known as Reef 563

Where: Castilla y Leon, Spain (43.0° N, 5.6° W: paleocoordinates 9.1° S, 8.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: San Emiliano Formation, Bashkirian (323.2 - 315.2 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• mounds, 6-12 m thick, up to 20 m across, Donezella-dominated, Thartharella-dominated and sponge-dominated boundstones

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: E. Samankassou. 2001. Internal structure and depositional environment of Late Carboniferous mounds from the San Emiliano Formation, Carmenes Syncline, Cantabrian Mountains, northern Spain. Sedimentary Geology 145:235-252 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 76630: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 27.11.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Porostromata
  -
unclassified
  -
Fusulinina
 Earlandiacea - Tuberitinidae
 Endothyroidea - Bradyinidae
 Palaeotextularoidea - Palaeotextulariidae
Ostracoda
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Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
Brachiopoda
  -
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
Thartharella
  -
Thartharella sp. Elliott 1962
Gastropoda
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Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Shamovella
  -
Shamovella sp. Rauser-Chernousova 1951
unclassified
  -
Porifera indet. Grant 1836
Chlorophyceae
 Paleosiphonocladales - Donezellidae
Donezella sp. Maslov 1929
Dasycladophyceae
 Dasycladales -
 Dasycladales - Seletonellaceae
Rhodophyceae
  - Solenoporaceae
Komia sp. Korde 1951
 Cryptonemiales - Archaeolithophyllaceae