Falls of the Ohio, Biostrome, Louisville, Indiana (Devonian of the United States)

Also known as Reef 345

Where: Jefferson County, Kentucky (38.3° N, 85.8° W: paleocoordinates 41.1° S, 34.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Coral Zone Member (Jeffersonville Limestone Formation), Eifelian (393.3 - 387.7 Ma)

• 5 feet above the Contact between the Jeffersonville and the Middle Silurian Louisville Limestone

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; limestone

• micritic matrix

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• Area in [m²]

Primary reference: D. L. Kissling and J. A. Lineback. 1967. Paleoecological Analysis of Corals and Stromatoporoids in a Devonian Biostrome, Falls of the Ohio, Kentucky-Indiana. Geological Society America Bulletin 78:157-174 [W. Kiessling/F. Reichel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 76992: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Falko Reichel on 13.12.2007, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• The population under consideration consists of 14233 unbroken coralla and coenostea
 Phacopida - Calmoniidae
 Athyridida - Meristellidae
 Conocardiida - Hippocardiidae
"Hippocardia cunea" = Hoareicardia cunea
"Hippocardia cunea" = Hoareicardia cunea Conrad 1840
pl. 49 f. 6
 Stromatoporida -
 Auloporida - Syringoporidae
Syringopora hisingeri tabulate coral
Syringopora perelegans tabulate coral
 Auloporida - Aulocystidae
 Auloporida - Romingeriidae
Romingeria cummunata tabulate coral
Romingeria umbellifera Billings 1859 tabulate coral
 Auloporida - Auloporidae
Auloporidae indet. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 tabulate coral
Aulopora tubiporoides tabulate coral
 Favositida - Favositidae
Emmonsia amplissima tabulate coral
Emmonsia bacula tabulate coral
Emmonsia convexa tabulate coral
Emmonsia emmonsi tabulate coral
Emmonsia epidermi tabulate coral
Emmonsia epidermata tabulate coral
Emmonsia radiciformis tabulate coral
Emmonsia tuberosa tabulate coral
Emmonsia ramosa tabulate coral
Favositinae indet. Dana 1846 tabulate coral
Favosites biloculi tabulate coral
Favosites delandi tabulate coral
Favosites proximatus tabulate coral
Favosites quercus tabulate coral
Favosites arbor tabulate coral
 Favositida - Micheliniidae
Micheliniinae indet. Waagen and Wentzel 1886 tabulate coral
Pleurodictyum maximum tabulate coral
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
Thamnopora limitaris tabulate coral
Cladopora acupicta tabulate coral
Cladopora bifura tabulate coral
Cladopora imbricata tabulate coral
 Favositida - Alveolitidae
Alveolitinae indet. Duncan 1872 tabulate coral
Alveolites constans tabulate coral
Alveolites minimus tabulate coral
Alveolites mordax tabulate coral
Alveolites squamosus tabulate coral
Alveolites asperus tabulate coral
Alveolites expatiatus tabulate coral
Alveolites winchellana tabulate coral
 Favositida - Coenitidae
Platyaxum foliatum tabulate coral
Platyaxum undosum tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
Hexagonaria indet. Gürich 1896 horn coral
Disphyllum sp. Fromentel 1861 horn coral
 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
Billingsastraea indet. Grabau 1917 horn coral
 Stauriida - Eridophyllidae
Eridophyllum sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 horn coral
Eridophyllum seriale Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 horn coral