Hontoria I, coral-chaetetid reef mound (Carboniferous of Spain)

Also known as Reef 3640

Where: Asturias, Spain (43.5° N, 4.9° W: paleocoordinates 6.7° S, 10.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cuera Limestone Formation, Moscovian (315.2 - 307.0 Ma)

• Late Moscovian, Upper Podolsky-Lower Myachkovsky unit

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified bafflestone and lithified reef rocks

• coral-chaetetid reef mound: coral bafflestones, microbial wackestones and mudstones in the lower part, chaetetid boundstones and Archaeolithophyllum bindstones in the upper part

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: E. Minwegen. 2001. Die Biokonstruktionen im Pennsylvanium des Kantabrischen Gebirges (Nordspanien) [Pennsylvanian bioconstructions of the Cantabrian Mountains (Northern Spain)]. Kölner Forum für Geologie und Paläontologie 9:1-139 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 76616: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 26.11.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Osagia
  -
Osagia sp. Twenhofel 1919
Florideophyceae
 Cryptonemiales - Archaeolithophyllaceae
Rhodophyceae
 Florideae -
Ungdarella sp. Maslov 1956
  - Solenoporaceae
Komia sp. Korde 1951
Anthozoa
 Auloporida - Multithecoporidae
 Stauriida - Geyerophyllidae
Kionophyllum sp. Chi 1931 horn coral
Axolithophyllum sp. Fomichev 1953 horn coral
 Stauriida - Aulophyllidae
Amandophyllum sp. Heritsch 1941 horn coral
Cuneiphycus
  -
Cuneiphycus sp. Johnson 1960
Demospongiae
 Chaetetida - Chaetetidae
Chaetetidae indet. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 chaetetid sponge
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1795 snail
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Brachiopoda
  -
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
Polychaeta
 Terebellida - Terebellidae
Terebellidae indet. Johnston 1846
Crinoidea
  -
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily