Cioclovina–Bănita area, MFT2—coral-spongemicroencruster boundstone (Jurassic to of Romania)

Where: Romania (45.5° N, 23.2° E: paleocoordinates 37.5° N, 30.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Kimmeridgian to Kimmeridgian (157.3 - 145.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; carbonate

• Platform margin environment—reef crest—shallow-water patch reefs. Crustose fabrics, biogenic encrustations and perforations; clotted, agglutinated and dome-shaped microbial microstructures, small cavities; the intra-reef sediment is mostly micritic; scarce geopetal structures; radiaxial- fibrous cements and late diagenetic druse/ mosaic spar occur locally
• Organic boundstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: G. Ples, A. Oprisa, I. I. Bucur, E. Sasaran, C. V. Mircescu, G. Oltean, and R. G. Iacob. 2019. The central‑western Getic Carbonate Platform: Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous biostratigraphy and sedimentary evolution of the Cioclovina–Băniţa sector (Southern Carpathians, Romania). Facies 65(32) [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 201710: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 22.05.2019

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Demospongiae
 Chondrosida - Chondrillidae
Calcarea
 Calcaronea - Sphaerocoeliidae
Thalamopora lusitanica Termier et al. 1985 calcareous sponge
Radiomura
  -
Radiomura cautica Senowbari-Daryan and Schaefer 1979
Polychaeta
 Terebellomorpha -
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Insecta
 Neuroptera - Sisyridae
Neuropora lusitanica Termier et al. 1985 spongillafly
Mammalia
 Theriamorpha - Zhelestidae
Echinoidea
  -
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
 Thaumatoporellales -
Foraminifera
  -
Foraminifera indet. Eichwald 1830
Perturbatacrusta leini
  -
Perturbatacrusta leini Schlagintweit and Gawlick 2011
Crescentiella morronensis
  -
Wetheredellidae
  - Wetheredellidae
Koskinobullina socialis Cherchi and Schroeder 1979