Gerstetten (Jurassic of Germany)

Also known as Reef 3228

Where: Baden-Württemberg, Germany (48.6° N, 10.0° E: paleocoordinates 39.8° N, 18.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Weißjura Group, Early/Lower Tithonian (150.8 - 145.0 Ma)

• Lower Tithonian

•No formal Formation name indicated

•Local age: Weißjura Zeta 2

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• white limestones

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: mechanical,

• From margin of massive reef limestone

Primary reference: W. Reiff. 1988. Die Korallenvorkommen von Gerstetten; fazielle und stratigraphische Zuordnung im Oberen Weißen Jura der östlichen Schwäbischen Alb. Jahreshefte des Geologischen Landesamtes in Baden-Wuerttemberg 30:357-371 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34398: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 29.08.2003, edited by Uta Merkel

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Focussing on reef builders
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Gastropoda
 Pleurotomariida - Pleurotomariidae
Echinoidea
 Cidaroida -
Plegiocidaris coronata Schlotheim 1820 pencil urchin
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Loboidothyrididae
"Juralina insignis" = Loboidothyris insignis
"Juralina insignis" = Loboidothyris insignis Schübler 1820
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Enallhelia striata Quenstedt 1858 stony coral
Enallohelia striata
Enallhelia elegans Münster 1829 stony coral
Enallohelia elegans
Enallhelia compressa Münster 1829 stony coral
Enallohelia compressa
Enallhelia tubulosa Becker 1875 stony coral
Enallohelia tubulosa
Stylina delabechii stony coral
Stylina sp. Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Stylina lobata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
Stylina micrommata Quenstedt 1857 stony coral
"Stylina limbata" = Pseudocoenia limbata Goldfuss 1829 stony coral
Cyathophora sp. Michelin 1843 stony coral
Cyathophora claudiensis Etallon 1859 stony coral
Cyathophora bourgueti Defrance 1826 stony coral
Stylosmilia corallina Koby 1881 stony coral
Goniocora pumila Quenstedt 1852 stony coral
Convexastrea sp. d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral
Aplophyllia longicostata2 Geyer 1954 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Latomeandra sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
Latomeandra dubia Becker 1875 stony coral
Ovalastrea sp. d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral
Ovalastrea caryophylloides Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
Dimorphastrea sp. d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
Dimorphastrea concentrica Becker 1875 stony coral
Dimorphastrea heteromorpha Quenstedt 1858 stony coral
Microphyllia sp. d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral
Microphyllia soemmeringii Muenster 1829 stony coral
Microphyllia astroides Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
Microphyllia seriata Becker 1875 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
"Thecosmilia irregularis" = Dermoseris irregularis, Microsolena agariciformis, "Thamnasteria major" = Microsolena major
"Thecosmilia irregularis" = Dermoseris irregularis Thurmann and Etallon 1864 stony coral
should be trichotoma according to Berling (1993)
Microsolena agariciformis Etallon 1859 stony coral
"Thamnasteria major" = Microsolena major Ferry 1861 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
Epistreptophyllum commune Milaschewitsch 1876 stony coral
Epistreptophyllum flabelliforme Milaschewitsch 1876 stony coral
"Calamophyllia cervina" = Calamophylliopsis cervina Etallon 1860 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
"Actinarea granulata" = Actinaraea
"Actinarea granulata" = Actinaraea stony coral
 Scleractinia - Calamophylliidae
Protoseris sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Protoseris robusta Becker 1875 stony coral
Gyrodendron sp. Quenstedt 1880 stony coral
Gyrodendron proliferum Becker 1875 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
Thamnasteria sp. LeSauvage 1823 stony coral
Thamnasteria heterogenea Becker 1875 stony coral
Thamnasteria lobata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
Thamnasteria concinna Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
Synastrea concinna
 Scleractinia - Synastraeidae
Dimorphoseris sp. Duncan 1872 stony coral
Synastrea foliacea Quenstedt 1852 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acrosmiliidae
Acrosmilia sp. d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Haplaraeidae
Diplaraea arbuscula Milaschewitsch 1876 stony coral
Meandrophyllia tuberosa Etallon 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Solenocoeniidae
"Convexastrea sexradiata" = Solenocoenia sexradiata
"Convexastrea sexradiata" = Solenocoenia sexradiata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhipidogyridae
Tiaradendron germinans Quenstedt 1852 stony coral
"Kologyra jurassica" = Placogyra stony coral
Barysmilia ? jurensis
Rhipidogyra costata Becker 1875 stony coral
Rhipidogyra alata Quenstedt 1858 stony coral
Aplosmilia suevica Geyer 1954 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Placophylliidae
Placophyllia dianthus Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
Mitrodendron sp. Quenstedt 1880 stony coral
Mitrodendron mitratum Quenstedt 1858 stony coral
Cladophyllia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Axosmiliidae
Axosmilia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Axosmilia crassa Milaschewitsch 1876 stony coral
Axosmilia marcou Etallon 1859 stony coral
Axosmilia marconi [entered as Axosmilia marcoui]
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
Actinastrea pentagonalis Goldfuss 1829 stony coral
"Actinastrea ramulifera" = Stephanastrea ramulifera Etallon 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Thecosmilia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Thecosmilia dichotoma Koby 1884 stony coral
Thecosmilia trichotoma Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
Ellipsosmilia circumvelata Quenstedt 1852 stony coral
Montlivaltia sp. Lamouroux 1821 stony coral
Latiphyllia suevica Quenstedt 1858 stony coral
Isastrea sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Isastrea helianthoides Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
Isastrea explanata Münster 1829 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heterocoeniidae
Latusastrea alveolaris Goldfuss 1829 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Caryophyllia suevica Quenstedt 1881 stony coral
Trochocyathus laminus Quenstedt 1858 stony coral
Demospongea
 Monalithistida - Lecanellidae
Lecanella pateraeformis4 Zittel 1878 demosponge
 Spirosclerophorida - Platychoniidae
Platychonia sp.1 Zittel 1878 demosponge
 Agelasida - Sestrostomellidae
"Myrmecidium indutum" = Epitheles
"Myrmecidium indutum" = Epitheles demosponge
Hexactinellida
 Innaecoeliida - Craticulariidae
"Laocoetis schweiggeri" = Dictyonocoelia schweiggeri4
"Laocoetis schweiggeri" = Dictyonocoelia schweiggeri4 Goldfuss 1829 glass sponge
 Lychniscosa - Callodictyonidae
Centrosia jurassica1 Müller 1994 glass sponge
Calcarea
 Calcaronea - Endostomatidae
"Corynella costata" = Endostoma calcareous sponge
Corynella divisa n. sp.3 Müller 1984 calcareous sponge
Corynella intermedia Münster 1829 calcareous sponge
Corynella perplexa Quenstedt 1877 calcareous sponge
 Calcaronea - Stellispongiidae
"Eusiphonella gemella" = Pareudea, "Eusiphonella madreporata" = Pareudea, "Eusiphonella bronnii" = Pareudea bronnii, Eudea sp., Enaulofungia glomerata, "Crispispongia expansa" = Oculospongia
"Eusiphonella gemella" = Pareudea calcareous sponge
"Eusiphonella madreporata" = Pareudea calcareous sponge
"Eusiphonella bronnii" = Pareudea bronnii Goldfuss 1829 calcareous sponge
Eudea sp. Lamouroux 1821 calcareous sponge
Enaulofungia glomerata calcareous sponge
"Crispispongia expansa" = Oculospongia calcareous sponge