Plabutsch, Graz area (Devonian of Austria)

Also known as Reef 1838

Where: Steiermark, Austria (47.1° N, 15.4° E: paleocoordinates 36.0° S, 43.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Plabutsch Formation, Eifelian (393.3 - 387.7 Ma)

• formerly known as "Barrandei Limestone", probably ranging from the Upper Emsian to the Lower Givetian, thickness about 100 m

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• open gently inclined platform environments with coral-stromatoporoid biostromes

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, peel or thin section

Primary reference: B. Hubmann and T. Suttner. 2007. Siluro-Devonian Alpine reefs and pavements. In J.J. √Ālavaro, M. Aretz, F. Boulvain, A. Munnecke, D. Vachard, E. Vennin (eds.), Palaeozoic Reefs and Bioaccumulations: Climatic and Evolutionary Controls 275:95-107 [W. Kiessling/F. Reichel/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 76717: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Falko Reichel on 30.11.2007, edited by Uta Merkel

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Bryopsidales - Codiaceae
Trilobita indet. Walch 1771 trilobite
 Palaeocopida - Eridoconchidae
Eridoconcha papillosa ostracod
subsp. aculeata
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
 Strophomenida - Chonetidae
Chonetes sp. Fischer de Waldheim 1830
 Pentamerida - Gypidulidae
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1795 snail
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
 Auloporida - Auloporidae
Aulopora sp. Goldfuss 1829 tabulate coral
 Auloporida - Syringoporidae
"Caunopora" sp. Phillips 1841 tabulate coral
Syringopora sp. Goldfuss 1826 tabulate coral
 Heliolitida - Heliolitidae
Heliolites barrandei Penecke 1887 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Coenitidae
Platyaxum (Roseoporella) taenioforme tabulate coral
subsp. gracile
 Favositida - Alveolitidae
Alveolites sp. Lamarck 1801 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Favositidae
Favosites styriacus tabulate coral
Favosites sp. Lamarck 1816 tabulate coral
Favosites cf. radiciformis Rominger 1876 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
Thamnopora sp. Steininger 1831 tabulate coral
Thamnopora boloniensis tabulate coral
Thamnopora reticulata Blainville 1830 tabulate coral
Striatopora suessi tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Metriophyllidae
 Stauriida - Stringophyllidae
Neospongophyllum sp. Wedekind 1922 horn coral
 Stauriida - Ptenophyllidae
 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
 Cystiphyllida - Cystiphyllidae
"Nardophyllum sp." = Lythophyllum
"Nardophyllum sp." = Lythophyllum Wedekind 1925 horn coral
 Cystiphyllida - Goniophyllidae
Calceola sandalina Linnaeus 1771 horn coral
 Syringostromatida - Syringostromatidae
Parallelopora ? buecheliensis stromatoporoid sponge
 Syringostromatida - Stachyoditidae
Stachyodes sp. Bargatzky 1881 stromatoporoid sponge
 Amphiporida - Amphiporidae
Amphipora sp. Schulz 1883 stromatoporoid sponge
 Actinostromatida - Actinostromatidae
Actinostroma sp. Nicholson 1886 stromatoporoid sponge
 Clathrodictyida - Clathrodictyidae
Clathrodictyon sp. Nicholson and Murie 1878 stromatoporoid sponge
Clathrodictyon convictum stromatoporoid sponge
Helicosalpinx asturiana
Helicosalpinx asturiana Oekentorp 1969