Valea Izvorul Alb, Rarau area, NE Romania (Cretaceous of Romania)

Where: Romania (47.5° N, 25.6° E: paleocoordinates 25.5° N, 30.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Aptian (125.5 - 122.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified marl

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. Morycowa. 1971. Hexacorallia et Octocorallia du Cretace Inferieur de Rarau (Carpathes Orientales Roumaines) [Early Cretaceous hexacorals and octocorals from Rarau (Eastern Carpathians, Romania)]. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 16(1-2):3-149 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 69201: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 21.02.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Cyathophoridae
Pentacoenia pulchella d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
Holocystis bukowinensis Volz 1903 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Stylina sp. Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Stylina regularis Fromentel 1862 stony coral
"Cyathophora pygmaea" = Cryptocoenia fontserei Bataller 1947 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Fungiastraea (Fungiastraeopsis) subpolygonalis n. sp. Morycowa 1971 stony coral
listed as subpoligonalis
Ellipsocoenia lorioli Koby 1896 stony coral
? Thamnoseris carpathica n. sp. Morycowa 1971 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Polyphylloseris convexa d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
Hydnophoromeandraraea volzi n. gen. n. sp. Morycowa 1971 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
? Thamnasteria pseudopaliformis n. sp. Morycowa 1971 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
"Fungiastraea aff. exigua" = Palaeosiderofungia exigua
"Fungiastraea aff. exigua" = Palaeosiderofungia exigua Reuss 1854 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Haplaraeidae
Meandrophyllia sp. d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral
sp. 1 and 2
Meandrophyllia lotharinga Michelin 1843 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Trochoidomeandridae
Trochoidomeandra problematica n. gen. n. sp. Morycowa 1971 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
"Amphiastraea rarauensis n. sp." = Amphiaulastrea rarauensis, "Schizosmilia aff. corallina" = Cladophyllia corallina
"Amphiastraea rarauensis n. sp." = Amphiaulastrea rarauensis Morycowa 1971 stony coral
"Schizosmilia aff. corallina" = Cladophyllia corallina Koby 1888 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae
Mesomorpha ornata n. sp. Morycowa 1971 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Diplocoenia saltensis de Fromentel 1857 stony coral
subspecies major
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Montlivaltia multiformis Toula 1889 stony coral
Clausastrea alloiteaui Morycowa 1964 stony coral
subspecies multitabulata
Clausastrea julistephanovi Zlatarski 1967 stony coral
Dimorphocoenia izvoralbensis n. sp. Morycowa 1971 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Felixigyra patruliusi Morycowa 1971 stony coral
subspecies patruliusi and tenuiseptata
Pseudomyriophyllia carpathica n. gen. n. sp. Morycowa 1971 stony coral
"Hydnophora incerta n. sp." = Eohydnophora incerta Morycowa 1971 stony coral
Myriophyllia sp. d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral
Eugyra lanckoronensis Morycowa 1964 stony coral
Eugyra aff. digitata Koby 1896 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Placocoeniidae
Columnocoenia ksiazkiewiczi Morycowa 1964 stony coral
subspecies ksiazkiewiczi and bucovinensis
 Scleractinia - Heterocoeniidae
Heterocoenia sp., "Heterocoenia minima n. sp." = Heterocoenia minuta, Latusastrea exiguis
Heterocoenia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
"Heterocoenia minima n. sp." = Heterocoenia minuta Morycowa 1971 stony coral
Latusastrea exiguis Fromentel 1862 stony coral
 Helioporacea -
Polytremacis tenera Trauth 1911
 Coenothecalia - Helioporidae
Pseudopolytremacis spinoseptata n. gen. n. sp. Morycowa 1971 blue coral
Actinastraea pseudominima
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Actinastraea pseudominima Koby 1897
subspecies pseudominima and major