Mukhura, Dzirul Massif (Cretaceous of Georgia)

Also known as Reef 3995

Where: Georgia (42.3° N, 43.1° E: paleocoordinates 7.6° S, 46.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Hauterivian (132.9 - 129.4 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• coral-dominated bioherm or biostrome

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: G. Y. Sikharulidze. 1985. Geksakorally urgonskoy fatsii Dzirulskogo Massiva i ego cevernogo obramlyeniya [Hexacorals from the Urgonian facies of the Dzirul Massif and its northern frame]. Akademiya Nauk Gruzinskoy SSR, Geologicheskiy Institut imeni A I Dzhanelidze, Trudy 88:1-78 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 89974: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 23.06.2009, edited by Wolfgang Kiessling

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
"Stylina elegans" = Stylina inwaldensis Ogilvie 1897 stony coral
Heliocoenia picteti Koby 1895 stony coral
Stylosmilia alpina Koby 1895 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Ellipsocoenia grandis n. sp. Sikharulidze 1985 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
"Polyphylloseris cf. simondsi" = Polyphylloseris icaunensis, Polyphylloseris convexa, Microsolena guttata, "Microsolena distefanoi" = Microsolena major
"Polyphylloseris cf. simondsi" = Polyphylloseris icaunensis d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
Polyphylloseris convexa d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
Microsolena guttata Koby 1897 stony coral
"Microsolena distefanoi" = Microsolena major Ferry 1861 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
Epistreptophyllum sp. Milaschewitsch 1876 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
Actinaraea tenuis Morycowa 1971 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
"Dimorpharaea aff. barcenai" = Morphastrea barcenai
"Dimorpharaea aff. barcenai" = Morphastrea barcenai Felix 1891 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
Thamnasteria maeandra Koby 1898 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Synastraeidae
Synastrea bellula d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
"Floria sexradiata" = Floriastrea sexradiata Sikharulidze 1985 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Paraclausastrea aff. grandidentata Zlatarski 1968 stony coral
Clausastrea alloiteaui Morycowa 1964 stony coral
subsp. multitabulata
Dimorphocoenia solomkoae Bendukidze 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Eugyra digitata Koby 1896 stony coral
Eugyra interrupta de Fromentel 1868 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Isastreidae
"Actinastraeopsis phaceloides" = Tricassastraea
"Actinastraeopsis phaceloides" = Tricassastraea stony coral