El Collado, Espiel (Carboniferous of Spain)

Where: Andalusia, Spain (38.2° N, 5.0° W: paleocoordinates 16.8° S, 4.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Sierra del Castillo Formation, Brigantian (336.0 - 326.4 Ma)

• unit 8 of the section, Lower Brigantian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

• massive and nodular limestones

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: S. Rodriguez and J. M. Hernando. 2005. Description of Espielia columellata gen. and sp. nov. (Rugosa) from the Sierra del Castillo Unit (upper Visean, Cordoba, SW Spain). Geobios 38:553-561 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 134298: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 05.10.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Stauriida - Palaeosmiliidae
Palastraea regia horn coral
 Stauriida - Aulophyllidae
Espielia columellata n. gen. n. sp.
Espielia columellata n. gen. n. sp. Rodriguez and Hernando 2005 horn coral