Canning Basin Reef (Devonian of Australia)

Also known as Reef 1574 and others

Where: Western Australia, Australia (17.5° S, 125.0° E: paleocoordinates 18.7° S, 125.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Pillara Formation, Frasnian (382.7 - 372.2 Ma)

• Some data also from Sadler Limestone

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

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

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Summary of all reef builders from a variety of sources

Primary reference: J. A. Fagerstrom. 1994. The history of Devonian-Carboniferous reef communities: extinctions, effects, recovery. Facies 30:177-191 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 25263: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 05.09.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Corallinales - Corallinophycidae
? Solenopora geikiei
could be Pseudosolenopora
  - Ludloviaceae
 Stauriida - Laccophyllidae
 Stauriida - Metriophyllidae
 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
Peneckiella sp. Soshkina 1939 horn coral
Peneckiella teicherti Hill 1954 horn coral
"? Haplothecia laciniosa" = Kuangxiastraea laciniosa Hill and Jell 1970 horn coral
Phacellophyllum sp. G├╝rich 1909 horn coral
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
"Donia brevilamellata" = Careophyllum brevilamellatum Hill 1936 horn coral
Disphyllum curtum horn coral
Disphyllum sp. Fromentel 1861 horn coral
2 species
Disphyllum intertextum Hill 1954 horn coral
Disphyllum caespitosum Goldfuss 1826 horn coral
Disphyllum virgatum Hinde 1890 horn coral
"Temnophyllum incomptum" = Disphyllum incomptum Hill and Jell 1970 horn coral
Argutastrea hullensis Hill 1954 horn coral
"Temnophyllum floriforme" = Hillastraea floriformis Hill 1954 horn coral
 Stauriida - Zaphrentidae
"Zaphrentis iocosa" = Zaphrenthis
"Zaphrentis iocosa" = Zaphrenthis horn coral
 Rugosa - Charactophyllidae
Temnophyllum turbinatum Hill 1954 horn coral
Temnophyllum menyouense Hill and Jell 1970 horn coral
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
Thamnopora angusta tabulate coral
Thamnopora bolonensis tabulate coral
 Favositida - Alveolitidae
Alveolites tumidus tabulate coral
Alveolites cf. caudatus tabulate coral
Alveolites suborbicularis Lamarck 1801 tabulate coral
Alveolites cf. saleei Lecompte 1933 tabulate coral
 Auloporida - Auloporidae
Aulopora sp. Goldfuss 1829 tabulate coral
 Stromatoporida - Stromatoporidae
Stromatopora cooperi stromatoporoid sponge
Stromatopora minutitextum stromatoporoid sponge
 Stromatoporellida - Trupetostromatidae
Trupetostroma bassleri stromatoporoid sponge
Trupetostroma mclearni stromatoporoid sponge
Hermatostroma schlueteri stromatoporoid sponge
Hermatostroma roemeri stromatoporoid sponge
Hermatostroma ambiguum stromatoporoid sponge
Hermatostroma perseptatum stromatoporoid sponge
 Stromatoporellida - Stromatoporellidae
Stromatoporella laminata stromatoporoid sponge
Clathrocoilona spissa Lecompte 1951 stromatoporoid sponge
 Syringostromatida - Stachyoditidae
Stachyodes australe stromatoporoid sponge
Stachyodes costulata Lecompte 1952 stromatoporoid sponge
 Clathrodictyida - Anostylostromatidae
Anostylostroma ponderosum stromatoporoid sponge
 Amphiporida - Amphiporidae
Amphipora rudis stromatoporoid sponge
Amphipora pervesiculata stromatoporoid sponge
 Actinostromatida - Actinostromatidae
Actinostroma papillosum stromatoporoid sponge
Actinostroma windjanicum stromatoporoid sponge
  - Chabakoviacea
 Oscillatoriales - Girvanellaceae