Kuh-e Kaftar, algal reef (Triassic to of Iran)

Also known as Reef 76

Where: Esfahan, Iran (33.0° N, 52.1° E: paleocoordinates 29.8° N, 41.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Nayband Formation, Norian to Norian (228.0 - 201.3 Ma)

• ?Norian-Rhaetian, upper part of the section

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• 1.5 m thick, solenoporacean-dominated bed with some sponges in the upper part of the section

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: B. Senowbari-Daryan, H. Torabi, and K. Rashidi. 2008. New solenoporaceans from Upper Triassic (Norian-Rhaetian) reef limestones in central Iran. Geologica Croatica 61:135-157 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 98607: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 14.10.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Involutinina - Involutinidae
 Involutinina - Trocholinidae
Trocholina sp. Paalzow 1922
 Miliolida - Ophthalmidiidae
Ophthalmidium sp. K├╝bler and Zwingli 1870
 Miliolida - Milioliporidae
 Miliolida - Miliolidae
"Sigmoilina" sp. Schlumberger 1887
Porifera indet. Grant 1836
 Sphinctozoa -
Sphinctozoa indet. Steinmann 1882
 Hexacorallia -
Scleractinia indet. Bourne 1900 stony coral
 Spongiomorphida -
Spongiomorphida indet. Alloiteau 1952
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
 Strophomenida - Strophomenidae
 Corallinales - Corallinophycidae
Parachaetetes dizluensis n. sp. Senowbari-Daryan et al. 2008
Solenopora rectangulata n. sp. Senowbari-Daryan et al. 2008