Reef unit 2, top of the reef (Jurassic of Morocco)

Where: Morocco (30.6° N, 9.6° W: paleocoordinates 28.0° N, 5.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lalla Oujja Formation, Late/Upper Oxfordian (161.2 - 155.7 Ma)

• Kimmeridgian. Bimammatum - Planula interval.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• This reef unit 2 is laterally continuous over several hundred of metres and does not seem to display lateral thickness variations. Neither inter-reef nor lateral-reef sediments areas were observed.

•It is overlain by a massive, peloidal, reef clast grainstone-rudstone (locally packstone) 80 cm thick.

• Massive bed.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: N. Olivier, B. Martin-Garin, C. Colombié, J. J. Cornée, F. Giraud, J. Schnyder, B. Kabbachi and K. Ezaidi. 2012. Ecological succession evidence in an Upper Jurassic coral reef system (Izwarn section, High Atlas, Morocco). Geobios 45(6):555-572 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 138574: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 21.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Zoantharia -
Scleractinia indet. Bourne 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Enallhelia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
Stylina sp. Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Stylosmilia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Dimorpharaea sp. de Fromentel 1861 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
Calamophylliopsis sp. Alloiteau 1952 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
Actinaraea sp. d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
Thamnasteria sp. LeSauvage 1823 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
Cladophyllia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral