Hohe Warte, Kellerwand Nappe (Devonian to of Austria)

Where: Austria (46.6° N, 12.9° E: paleocoordinates 42.0° S, 50.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Hohe Warte Limestone Formation, Pragian to Pragian (410.8 - 393.3 Ma)

• preserved in the Kellerwand Nappe, 350m thick

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; rudstone and framestone

• shallow water facies, lagoonal
• crinoidal rudstone towards (coral) framestones accompanied by crinoidal grainstones; crinoidal sand mounds in the lower part characterized by coarse carbonate sand with partially preserved crinoids surrounded by finer-grained crinoidal sand; stromatoporoid-hydrozoan buildups in the upper part, patchily distributed bioherms; surrounded by crinoidal debris

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: S. Pohler, A. May, and H. P. Schönlaub. 2007. Pragian-Emsian crinoidal sand banks and stromatoporoid-hydrozoan buildups, Carnic Alps, Austria. In E. Vennin, E. M. Aretz, F. Boulvain, A. Munnecke (eds.), Facies from Palaeozoic reefs and bioaccumulations - Mémoires du Musée d´histoire Naturelle de Paris 198:175-177 [B. Seuss/B. Seuss]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 227919: authorized by Barbara Seuss, entered by Barbara Seuss on 10.11.2022

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Bryopsidales - Udoteaceae
Udoteaceae indet. Endlicher 1834
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
 Cyathocrinida - Crotalocrinitidae
? Pernerocrinus sp. Bouska 1946 Sea lily
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Rugosa - Stauromatidiidae
 Stauriida - Fasciphyllidae
Fasciphyllum sp. Schlüter 1885 horn coral
 Favositida - Alveolitidae
Scoliopora sp. Lang et al. 1940 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Coenitidae
 Favositida - Favositidae
Favosites styriacus tabulate coral
bulbous colonies
 Heliolitida - Heliolitidae
Helioplasma aff. aliena tabulate coral
bulbous colonies
Heliolites aff. werneri tabulate coral
bulbous colonies
 Auloporida - Auloporidae
Aulopora (Mastopora) sp. Goldfuss 1829 tabulate coral
Hydrozoa indet. Owen 1843
dominant reef builders
Stromatoporoidea indet. Nicholson and Murie 1878 stromatoporoid sponge
 Actinostromatida - Actinostromatidae
? Actinostroma ex gr. clathratum stromatoporoid sponge
Plectostroma latens stromatoporoid sponge
 Clathrodictyida - Anostylostromatidae
? Schistodictyon sp. Lessovaja 1970 stromatoporoid sponge