Danienrygge, Kangilia, Nugssuaq, West Greenland (Paleocene of Greenland)

Also known as Reef 1219

Where: Greenland (70.7° N, 53.4° W: paleocoordinates 62.6° N, 20.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Danian (66.0 - 61.6 Ma)

• Lower Danian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: basin reef; lithified tuff and lithified conglomerate

• coral thickets in a water-depth of 50-80 m
• tuff-bearing conglomerates and 2 tuff beds

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: S. Floris. 1972. Scleractinian corals from the Upper Cretaceous and Lower Tertiary of Nugssuaq, West Greenland. Meddelelser om Groenland 196(1):1-132 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 69604: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 28.02.2007

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Dendrophyllia candelabrum Henning 1899 stony coral
Balanophyllia cf. ponderosa Vaughan 1900 stony coral
subspecies texana
 Scleractinia - Oculinidae
Oculina becki Nielsen 1922 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
? Desmophyllum sp. Ehrenberg 1834 stony coral
Parasmilia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Faksephyllia faxoensis n. gen. Beck 1835 stony coral
Caryophyllia sp. Lamarck 1801 stony coral
sp. A and B
"Caryophyllia andreasi n. sp." = Caryophyllia konincki Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Stephanocyathus (Stephanocyathus) sp. Seguenza 1864 stony coral
? Lophelia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
"Trochocyathus johannesi n. sp." = Trochocyathus speciosus Gabb and Horn 1860 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
"Flabellum groenlandicum n. sp." = Flabellum anderssoni
"Flabellum groenlandicum n. sp." = Flabellum anderssoni Felix 1909 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Turbinoliidae
"Kangiliacyathus groenlandicus n. gen. n. sp." = Wellsotrochus cyathiformis, "Paracyathus kangiliaensis n. sp." = Bathycyathus lloydi
"Kangiliacyathus groenlandicus n. gen. n. sp." = Wellsotrochus cyathiformis Squires 1958 stony coral
"Paracyathus kangiliaensis n. sp." = Bathycyathus lloydi Vaughan 1920 stony coral