Western Kopetdag Mountains (Paleocene of Turkmenistan)

Where: Turkmenistan (38.7° N, 56.6° E: paleocoordinates 33.8° N, 50.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Chaaldzhin Formation, Danian (66.0 - 61.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. I. Kuzmicheva. 1987. Verkhnemelovyye i paleogenovyye korally SSSR [Upper Cretaceous and Paleogene corals from the USSR] 1-187 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 86697: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 13.02.2009

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Helioporacea -
Kaluginella turkmenensis Kuzmicheva 1980
 Gorgonacea - Parisididae
Parisis melitensis Goldfuss 1827 gorgonian
Parisis steenstrupi Nielsen 1913 gorgonian
 Gorgonacea -
Moltkia minuta Nielsen 1918 gorgonian
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
"Ceratotrochus rengarteni" = Ceratotrochus supracretacea, "Caryophyllia danica" = Caryophyllia konincki, "Tethocyathus kopetdagensis n. sp." = Trochocyathus speciosus
"Ceratotrochus rengarteni" = Ceratotrochus supracretacea Hennig 1899 stony coral
"Caryophyllia danica" = Caryophyllia konincki Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
"Tethocyathus kopetdagensis n. sp." = Trochocyathus speciosus Gabb and Horn 1860 stony coral