Magar Pir, Karachi, Sind, Pakistan (Miocene of Pakistan)

Also known as Reef 3097

Where: Sind, Pakistan (25.0° N, 67.0° E: paleocoordinates 20.0° N, 66.8° E)

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Gaj Group, Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• Age broadly defined as Miocene but above presumable Lower Miocene and below suspect Upper Miocene/Pliocene.

•More recent data suggest an Early Miocene (Burdigalian) age for the Gaj series (or formation)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; limestone and sandstone

• Unclear if real reef

Primary reference: P. M. Duncan. 1880. Sind fossil corals and Alcyonaria. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India, Palaeontologica Indica, Ser. 7 and 14 1(1):1-110 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 11292: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 02.08.2001

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites gajensis n. sp. Duncan 1880 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Calamophylliidae
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Agaricia danae n. sp. stony coral
Pachyseris affinis n. sp. stony coral
Pachyseris exarata n. sp. stony coral
 Scleractinia - Fungiidae
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Stephanocoenia maxima n. sp. stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora sp.2, "Astraeopora hemisphaerica n. sp." = Astreopora hemisphaerica
Acropora sp.2 Oken 1815 stony coral
"Astraeopora hemisphaerica n. sp." = Astreopora hemisphaerica Duncan 1880 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora confusa n. sp. stony coral
Stylophora minuta n. sp. stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Turbinaria sitaensis Duncan 1880 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Leptoria concentrica n. sp., Caulastrea sp., "Latimeandra reussi n. sp." = Goniastrea insignis, "Latimeandra gajensis n. sp." = Goniastrea insignis, "Latimeandra parvula n. sp." = Goniastrea parvula, "Monticulastraea solidior n. sp." = Hydnophora solidior, Favites gajensis n. sp., Favites fungiformis n. sp., Echinopora maxima n. sp., Echinopora miocenica n. sp., "Antillia plana n. gen. n. sp." = Trachyphyllia, "Antillia indica n. gen. n. sp." = Trachyphyllia
Leptoria concentrica n. sp. Duncan 1880 stony coral
Caulastrea sp. Dana 1846 stony coral
Originally assigned to Dasyphyllia
"Latimeandra reussi n. sp." = Goniastrea insignis Duncan 1880 stony coral
"Latimeandra gajensis n. sp." = Goniastrea insignis Duncan 1880 stony coral
"Latimeandra parvula n. sp." = Goniastrea parvula Duncan 1880 stony coral
"Monticulastraea solidior n. sp." = Hydnophora solidior Duncan 1880 stony coral
Favites gajensis n. sp. stony coral
Originally assigned to Prionastraea
Favites fungiformis n. sp. stony coral
Originally assigned to Prionastraea
Echinopora maxima n. sp. stony coral
Echinopora miocenica n. sp. Duncan 1880 stony coral
"Antillia plana n. gen. n. sp." = Trachyphyllia stony coral
"Antillia indica n. gen. n. sp." = Trachyphyllia stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
"Monticulastraea insignis n. sp." = Monticulastraea insignis, "Monticulastraea elongata n. sp." = Monticulastraea insignis, "Monticulastraea inaequalis n. sp." = Monticulastraea insignis, Plesiastrea sindiana n. sp., Plesiastrea digitata n. sp., Plesiastrea anomala n. sp., Plesiastrea decipiens n. sp., Plesiastrea pedunculata n. sp., Plesiastrea costata n. sp., "Dachiardia densa n. gen. n. sp." = Solenastrea densa, Cladocora haimei n. sp.
"Monticulastraea insignis n. sp." = Monticulastraea insignis Duncan 1880 stony coral
Valid
"Monticulastraea elongata n. sp." = Monticulastraea insignis Duncan 1880 stony coral
"Monticulastraea inaequalis n. sp." = Monticulastraea insignis Duncan 1880 stony coral
Plesiastrea sindiana n. sp. stony coral
Originally assigned to Heliastraea
Plesiastrea digitata n. sp. stony coral
Originally assigned to Heliastraea
Plesiastrea anomala n. sp. stony coral
Originally assigned to Heliastraea
Plesiastrea decipiens n. sp. stony coral
Plesiastrea pedunculata n. sp. stony coral
Plesiastrea costata n. sp. Duncan 1880 stony coral
"Dachiardia densa n. gen. n. sp." = Solenastrea densa Duncan 1880 stony coral
Cladocora haimei n. sp. Duncan 1880 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Leptomussa rugosa n. sp. stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Trochocyathus gajensis n. sp. stony coral