Wombat Plateau, site 764, hydrozoan-tabulozoan community (Triassic of Australia)

Also known as Reef 14

Where: Western Australia, Australia (16.6° S, 115.5° E: paleocoordinates 16.6° S, 115.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Rhaetian (208.5 - 201.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• hydrozoan-tabulozoan community alternating with sponge community in the lower part, and as discrete intervals within the coral communities

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: core, peel or thin section,

Primary reference: M. Sarti, A. Russo, and F. R. Bosellini. 1992. Rhaetian strata, Wombat Plateau: analysis of fossil communities as a key to paleoenvironmental change. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results 122:181-195 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 100284: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 06.12.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Demospongea
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Lovcenipora sp. demosponge
 Lithistida - Anthaspidellidae
Disjectopora
  - Disjectoporidae
Disjectopora sp. Waagen and Wentzel 1888
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
"Spongiomorpha ramosa" = Eocomoseris ramosa
"Spongiomorpha ramosa" = Eocomoseris ramosa Frech 1890 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astraeomorphidae
Astraeomorpha crassisepta Reuss 1854 stony coral
Astraeomorpha confusa Winckler 1861 stony coral