Verkhniy Rudnik Massif, Dalnegorsk, Upper Norian (Triassic of Russian Federation)

Also known as Reef 104

Where: Primorskiy Kray, Russian Federation (44.6° N, 135.6° E: paleocoordinates 50.6° N, 143.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Sevatian (212.0 - 205.6 Ma)

• Meandrostylis tener beds

•JA: originally entered as Norian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• light-grey framework limestone, reef-core facies

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. A. Punina. 1997. Classification and correlation of Triassic limestones in Sikhote-Alin on the basis of corals. in J. M. Dickins, Z. Yang, H. Yin, S. G. Lucas, S. K. Acharyya, eds., Late Palaeozoic and Early Mesozoic Circum-Pacific events and their global correlation. World and Regional Geology 10:186-192 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 87236: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 11.03.2009

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Taxonomic list

 Lithistida - Anthaspidellidae
Stromatomorpha sp. Frech 1890 demosponge
 Agelasida - Auriculospongiidae
Molengraaffia sp. Vinassa de Regny 1915 demosponge
 Chaetetida - Chaetetidae
Blastochaetetes sp. Dietrich 1919 demosponge
  - Disjectoporidae
 Scleractinia - Astraeomorphidae
Astraeomorpha crassisepta Reuss 1854 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Gablonzeriidae
 Scleractinia - Reimaniphylliidae
 Scleractinia - Pamiroseriidae
Pamiroseris rectilamellosa Winckler 1861 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Stylophyllidae
"Meandrostylis sp." = Maeandrostylis Frech 1890 stony coral
 Dasycladales - Dasycladaceae
Dasycladaceae indet. Kutzing 1843
  - Solenoporaceae
Solenopora sp. Dybowski 1877