Pordzhilga River Valley (Triassic of Tajikistan)

Also known as Pordzhilga River Valley, Tajikistan

Where: Tajikistan (37.3° N, 75.0° E: paleocoordinates 30.9° N, 60.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bortepa Formation, Rhaetian (208.5 - 201.3 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

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

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: G. K. Melnikova. 2001. Atlas Triasovykh Bespozvonochnykh Pamira. In A. Yu. Rozanov, A. A. Shevyrev (eds.), Atlas Triasovykh Bespozvonochnykh Pamira [Atlas of Triassic Invertebrates of the Pamir] 30-80 [G. Stanley/G. Stanley]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138589: authorized by George Stanley, entered by Hannah Shepherd on 22.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
Thamnasteria rhaetica Melnikova 1996 stony coral
Holotype. PIN no. 4598/130, 28 specimens from this locale
 Scleractinia - Procyclolitidae
Procyclolites zakharovi stony coral
Holotype. PIN no. 4598/52, 5 specimens from this locale
 Scleractinia - Astraeomorphidae
Astraeomorpha multisepta Melnikova 1971 stony coral
3 specimens from this locale
Astraeomorpha reimani Melnikova 1967 stony coral
20 specimens from this locale
Astraeomorpha minor Frech 1890 stony coral
20 specimens from this locale
Astraeomorpha crassisepta Reuss 1854 stony coral
32 specimens from this locale
Astraeomorpha confusa Winkler 1861 stony coral
7 specimens from this locale
 Scleractinia - Reimaniphylliidae
"Cuifia elliptica" = Coryphyllia elliptica Melnikova 1975 stony coral
Holotype. PIN no. 4598/31, 8 specimens from this locale
Distichophyllia norica Frech 1890 stony coral
27 specimens from this locale
"Paradistichophyllum dichotomum" = Retiophyllia dichotoma Melnikova 1975 stony coral
95 specimens from this locale
Retiophyllia langobardica Stoppani 1857 stony coral
37 specimens from this locale
Paracuifia tortuosa Melnikova 2001 stony coral
17 specimens from this locale
Cuifia gigantella stony coral
Holotype. PIN no. 4598/27, 8 specimens from this locale
 Scleractinia - Margarophylliidae
Margarosmilia multigranulata stony coral
8 specimens from this locale
Margarosmilia minima stony coral
Holotype. PIN no. 4598/47, 29 specimens from this locale
 Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae
"Curtoseries kuschlini" = Curtoseris
"Curtoseries kuschlini" = Curtoseris stony coral
2 specimens from this locale
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
Chondrocoenia schafhaeutli Winkler 1861 stony coral
67 specimens from this locale
 Scleractinia - Pamiroseriidae
Pamiroseris multiseptata stony coral
8 specimens from this locale
Pamiroseris meriani Stoppani 1858 stony coral
16 specimens from this locale
Pamiroseris rectilamellosa Winkler 1861 stony coral
4 specimens from this locale
 Scleractinia - Stylophyllidae
Stylophyllum cognata stony coral
8 specimens from this locale
Stylophyllum bortepensis stony coral
27 specimens from this locale
 Scleractinia - Cuifastraeidae
Cuifastraea tenuiseptata stony coral
4 specimens from this locale
Cuifastraea granulata Melnikova 1983 stony coral
14 specimens from this locale