Gaurdak reef (Jurassic to of Turkmenistan)

Also known as Reef 2322

Where: Turkmenistan (37.8° N, 66.1° E: paleocoordinates 35.6° N, 71.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Oxfordian to Late/Upper Oxfordian (161.2 - 150.8 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• coral-algal reef complex, 100-110 m thick

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: S. T. Khusanov. 1985. Korally iz Gaurdakskogo rifovogo massiva (Yugo-Zapadnyy Gissar) [Corals from the Gaurdak reef massif (southwestern Hissar Range)]. Uzbekiston Geologiya Zhurnali (5)62-66 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 85949: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 21.01.2009

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
"Heliocoenia abichi" = Heliocoenia carpathica, "Cryptocoenia cf. limbata" = Pseudocoenia limbata, Cyathophora babaevi n. sp., Stylosmilia suevica
"Heliocoenia abichi" = Heliocoenia carpathica Morycowa 1964 stony coral
"Cryptocoenia cf. limbata" = Pseudocoenia limbata Goldfuss 1829 stony coral
Cyathophora babaevi n. sp. Khusanov 1984 stony coral
Stylosmilia suevica Becker 1875 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Comoseris irradians Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Dermoseris delgadoi Koby 1905 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
Calamophylliopsis flabellum de Blainville 1830 stony coral
Calamophylliopsis kyrvakarensis Babaev 1965 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
Thamnasteria concinna Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhipidogyridae
Aplosmilia semisulcata Michelin 1843 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
Pleurophyllia trichotoma de Fromentel 1856 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Diplocoenia gagarini Babayev 1973 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Thecosmilia cartieri Koby 1884 stony coral