Theresienstein reef (Cretaceous to of Austria)

Also known as Reef 2360

Where: Austria (47.7° N, 13.5° E: paleocoordinates 32.0° N, 14.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Theresienstein Formation, Late/Upper Turonian to Late/Upper Turonian (93.5 - 86.3 Ma)

• Most likely of Coniacian age

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• 25 m thick coral reef, several hundred meters long. Dominated by lamellar-encrusting corals with sometimes more than 1 meter in diameter. Rudists accessory. Reef covered by an interval of sahllow-water bioclastic packstones and grainstones.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: R. C. Baron-Szabo. 2001. Corals of the Theresienstein reef (upper Turonian-Coniacian, Salzburg, Austria). Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington 10:257-268 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 27296: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 29.11.2002

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Taxonomic list

• Only corals described
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Fungiastraea crespoi Felix 1891 stony coral
Vallimeandra bayeri stony coral
Thamnoseris arborescens Felix 1891 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
Actinacis haueri Reuss 1854 stony coral
Actinacis remesi Felix 1903 stony coral
"Actinacis parvistella" = Actinacis martiniana d’Orbigny 1850 stony coral
Elephantaria lindstroemi Oppenheim 1930 stony coral
Thamnarea lithodes Felix 1903 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Goniopora elegans Leymerie 1846 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Ogilviastraea cf. bigemmis Felix 1903 stony coral
Listed as Ogilvieastraea
 Scleractinia - Synastraeidae
Synastrea agaricites Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae
Mesomorpha mammillata Reuss 1854 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
"Pleurocora alternans" = Pleurocora arachnoides
"Pleurocora alternans" = Pleurocora arachnoides Knorr and Walch 1777 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heterocoeniidae
Heterocoenia erecta Felix 1903 stony coral
 Coenothecalia - Helioporidae
Parapolytremacis septifera Gregory 1990 blue coral