Crimean Mountains, algal-coral bioherms (Cretaceous of Ukraine)

Also known as Reef 2921

Where: Ukraine (44.8° N, 34.5° E: paleocoordinates 0.5° S, 49.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Valanginian (139.8 - 132.9 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• algal-coral bioherms, 2.5-8 m thick, 2.5-6 m across, 3-10 m distance between bioherms

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. I. Kuzmicheva. 1985. Cretaceous and Paleogene corals of the Ukraine. Moscow University Geology Bulletin 40(5):30-35 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 77072: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 19.12.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Demospongea
 Chaetetida - Chaetetidae
Chaetetidae indet. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 demosponge
Stromatoporoidea
 Stromatoporoidea -
Hydrozoa
 Milleporina -
Millepora sp. fire coral
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Stylina favrei Koby 1895 stony coral
Stylina pachystylina Koby 1895 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Thamnoseris cf. arborescens Felix 1891 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
"Calamophyllia compressa" = Calamophylliopsis compressa
"Calamophyllia compressa" = Calamophylliopsis compressa d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
Amphiastrea aethiopica, "Schizosmilia faceloides" = Cladophyllia
Amphiastrea aethiopica Dietrich 1926 stony coral
"Schizosmilia faceloides" = Cladophyllia stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
"Thecosmilia tobleri" = Thecosmilia densa, Clausastrea sp.
"Thecosmilia tobleri" = Thecosmilia densa Fromentel 1870 stony coral
Clausastrea sp. d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral