Valfin-les-Saint-Claude, Jura, Franche-Compte (Jurassic of France)

Also known as Reef 459

Where: France (46.4° N, 5.9° E: paleocoordinates 37.4° N, 15.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Calcaires de Valfin Formation, Late/Upper Kimmeridgian (155.7 - 150.8 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• coral patch reef in back-barrier-reef environment

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: L. Beauvais and P. Bernier. 1981. Nouvelles especes de madreporaires dans le Kimmeridgien Superieur du Jura (France) [New Upper Kimmeridgian scleractinian corals from the French Jura]. Geobios 14(2):173-189 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 68510: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 25.01.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Adelocoenia excelsa, Stylina bernardina, Stylina thurmanni, Stylina sp., Stylina hirta, Stylina valfinensis, "Heliocoenia sp." = Heliocoenia, "Alloiteaucoenia (Kobycoenia) claudiopolisensis" = Heliocoenia claudiopolisensis, "Alloiteaucoenia tumularis" = Heliocoenia variabilis, "Alloiteaucoenia sp." = Heliocoenia, Cryptocoenia tabulata, "Pseudocoenia octonaria" = Cryptocoenia octonaria, Cryptocoenia stelliserrata n. sp.
Adelocoenia excelsa Etallon 1858 stony coral
Stylina bernardina stony coral
Stylina thurmanni stony coral
Stylina sp. Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Stylina hirta de Fromentel 1861 stony coral
Stylina valfinensis Etallon 1860 stony coral
"Heliocoenia sp." = Heliocoenia Etallon 1859 stony coral
"Alloiteaucoenia (Kobycoenia) claudiopolisensis" = Heliocoenia claudiopolisensis Beauvais 1964 stony coral
"Alloiteaucoenia tumularis" = Heliocoenia variabilis Etallon 1859 stony coral
"Alloiteaucoenia sp." = Heliocoenia Etallon 1859 stony coral
Cryptocoenia tabulata Koby 1881 stony coral
"Pseudocoenia octonaria" = Cryptocoenia octonaria d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
Cryptocoenia stelliserrata n. sp. Beauvais and Bernier 1981 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
"Microphyllia corrugata" = Comophyllia corrugata Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
Ovalastrea cf. tenuistriata Koby 1904 stony coral
Ovalastrea crassa Koby 1884 stony coral
Ovalastrea michelini Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Latiastraea foulassensis n. gen. n. sp. Beauvais 1964 stony coral
"Latiastraea variabilis" = Latiastrea variabilis Etallon 1858 stony coral
"Latiastraea valfinensis" = Latiastrea valfinensis Koby 1885 stony coral
"Latiastraea minima" = Latiastrea minima Koby 1885 stony coral
Microphyllia undans Etallon 1859 stony coral
Microphyllia contorta Koby 1885 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Microsolena fromenteli Koby 1887 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
Epistreptophyllum valfinensis de Fromentel and Ferry 1865 stony coral
Epistreptophyllum bonjouri Etallon 1862 stony coral
Dermosmilia etalloni Koby 1884 stony coral
Calamophylliopsis flabellum de Blainville 1830 stony coral
Calamophylliopsis lombricalis D'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
Thamnasteria nicoleti Koby 1887 stony coral
Thamnasteria loryi Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Thamnasteria dendroidea Lamouroux 1821 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Solenocoeniidae
"Adelocoenia semiradiata" = Solenocoenia semiradiata
"Adelocoenia semiradiata" = Solenocoenia semiradiata Etallon 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhipidogyridae
Psammogyra cotteaui stony coral
var. expansa
Psammogyra petitclerci n. sp. Beauvais 1964 stony coral
Psammogyra valfinensis n. sp. Beauvais 1964 stony coral
Psammogyra choffati Koby 1880 stony coral
Psammogyra caudata Etallon 1858 stony coral
Aplosmilia sp. d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral
Aplosmilia semisulcata Michelin 1843 stony coral
Aplosmilia distans de Fromentel 1861 stony coral
Aplosmilia kobyi n. sp. Beauvais 1964 stony coral
Pruvostastraea labyrinthiformis Alloiteau 1957 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
Amphiastrea basaltiformis Etallon 1859 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
Allocoenia trochiformis Etallon 1864 stony coral
"Allocoenia furcata" = Actinastrea furcata Etallon 1859 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Diplocoenia coespitosa Etallon 1862 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Myriophyllia petitclerci n. sp. Beauvais 1964 stony coral
Myriophyllia angustata d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
Myriophyllia rastellina Michelin 1843 stony coral