Meißen-Zscheila (Cretaceous of Germany)

Also known as Meissen

Where: Sachsen, Germany (51.2° N, 13.5° E: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 12.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Mantelliceras dixoni ammonoid zone, Meißen Formation, Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• "Klippenfazies"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified conglomerate

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Repository: MMG: Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Museum für Mineralogie und Geologie.

Primary reference: H. Löser. 1998. Die Korallen der sächsischen Oberkreide - eine Zwischenbilanz und Bemerkungen zu Korallenfaunen des Cenomans [Upper Cretaceous corals from Saxony (Germany) - interim results and notes on Cenomanian coral faunas]. Abhandlungen des Staatlichen Museums für Mineralogie und Geologie zu Dresden 43/44:173-187 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 74192: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 30.07.2007, edited by Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Schloenbachiidae
Schloenbachia varians2 Sowerby 1817 ammonite
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Adelocoenia carantonensis Orbigny 1850 stony coral
Stylohelia sp. Fromentel 1861 stony coral
Stylohelia granulata Boelsche 1871 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Dimorphastrea sp. d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
Dimorphastrea ? grandiflora d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
Fungiastraea ? muelleri Eliasova 1994 stony coral
Thamnoseris carpathica Morycowa 1971 stony coral
Microphyllia gemina1 Eliasova 2004 stony coral
Brachyphyllia sp. Reuss 1854 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Dimorpharaea ? tosaensis Eguchi 1951 stony coral
Dimorpharaea deickei Boelsche 1877 stony coral
Larisolena bona Eliasova 1995 stony coral
Microsolena kugleri Wells 1948 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
Actinaraea cf. minuta Roniewicz 1966 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Synastraeidae
Synastrea sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderofungia sp. Reiss 1889 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Haplaraeidae
Meandraraea ? duboisi Karakasch 1907 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae
Mesomorpha minima Löser 1989 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
? Actinastrea geminata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
Actinastrea actinastrae Turnsek and Mihajlovic 1981 stony coral
Actinastrea cf. pseudominima Koby 1897 stony coral
"Actinastrea tourtiensis" = Stelidioseris tourtiensis Bölsche 1871 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Placocoeniidae
Columnocoenia ksiazkiewiczi Morycowa 1964 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
"Colonicyathus geinitzi" = Microsmilia geinitzi
"Colonicyathus geinitzi" = Microsmilia geinitzi Bölsche 1871 stony coral
 Coenothecalia - Helioporidae
Pseudopolytremacis paliformis Löser 1993 blue coral