Varzeas, Sta. Catarina, Faro (Jurassic of Portugal)

Also known as Reef 3483

Where: Portugal (37.2° N, 7.8° W: paleocoordinates 31.1° N, 1.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Kimmeridgian (157.3 - 152.1 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• biostromes in a lagoonal environment

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: S. Rosendahl. 1985. Die oberjurassische Korallenfazies von Algarve (Südportugal) [The Upper Jurassic coral facies of Algarve (Southern Portugal)]. Arbeiten aus dem Institut für Geologie und Paläontologie an der Universität Stuttgart 82:1-125 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 68602: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 30.01.2007

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Taxonomic list

Textulariina
 Loftusiacea - Hottingeritidae
Brachiopoda
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Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Nanogyra nana" = Nanogyra (Nanogyra) nana
"Nanogyra nana" = Nanogyra (Nanogyra) nana Sowerby 1822 oyster
 Ostreida - Pteriidae
Pteroperna sp. Lycett 1850 pearl oyster
 Ostreida - Malleidae
 Ostreida - Pinnidae
Trichites sp. Lhuyd 1760 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
 Carditida - Astartidae
Nicaniella sp. Chavan 1945 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
 Pholadida - Ceratomyidae
Myopholas multicostata Agassiz 1842 clam
 Trigoniida - Myophorelloidae
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Mesosaccella dammariensis pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Heterobranchia - Nerineidae
Nerineidae indet. Zittel 1873 snail
Echinoidea
 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
Balanocidaris sp. pencil urchin
Demospongea
 Axinellida - Milleporellidae
Dehornella omanensis Hudson 1960 demosponge
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Stylosmilia michelini Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Latomeandra plicata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
Ovalastrea lobata Koby 1884 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Dermoseris delgadoi Koby 1905 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
Calamophylliopsis flabellum de Blainville 1830 stony coral
"Calamophylliopsis stokesi" = Calamophylliopsis stockesi Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
Thamnasteria moreana d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
Amphiastrea piriformis Gregory 1900 stony coral
Mitrodendron cf. tenuiseptum Eliasova 1975 stony coral
Cheilosmilia emarginata Koby 1888 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Axosmiliidae
Axosmilia corallina Etallon 1859 stony coral
Axosmilia carrapateirensis Koby 1904 stony coral
Axosmilia crassa Milaschewitsch 1876 stony coral
Axosmilia infundibuliformis Milaschewitsch 1876 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
Actinastrea matheyi Koby 1885 stony coral
Actinastrea crassoramosa Michelin 1843 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Montlivaltia dianthus Milaschewitsch 1876 stony coral
Montlivaltia truncata Defrance 1817 stony coral
Montlivaltia thurmanni Koby 1883 stony coral