Salzbrunnen, Bagherabad, Iran (Triassic of Iran)

Also known as Reef 2348

Where: Iran (33.1° N, 52.0° E: paleocoordinates 30.3° N, 43.3° E)

• coordinate based on unpublished field data

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Nayband Formation, Sevatian (212.0 - 205.6 Ma)

• Sevation to Rhaetian age in this study (Sevatian included in Rhaetian); Nayband formation of exclusively Late Norian age according to Marcoux et al.,1993a

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Small patch reefs with sphinctozoans associated.
• Spongiomorphid-coral reef above heterastrid marls.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical, peel or thin section,

Primary reference: E. Kristan-Tollmann, A. Tollmann, and A. Hamedani. 1980. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Trias von Persien. II. Zur Rhätfauna von Bagerabad bei Isfahan (Korallen, Ostracoden). Mitteilungen der österreichischen geologischen Gesellschaft 73:163-235 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34635: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 13.09.2003, edited by Uta Merkel

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Corals only (ostracods omitted)
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Monotidae
Monotis salinaria Bronn 1830 scallop
Hydrozoa
 Spongiomorphida - Spongiomorphidae
Spongiomorpha sp.1 Frech 1890
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
 Scleractinia - Astraeomorphidae
Astraeomorpha confusa Winkler 1861 stony coral
two subspecies
 Scleractinia - Cyclophylliidae
"Isastrea salinaria" = Kompsasteria salinaria
"Isastrea salinaria" = Kompsasteria salinaria Reuss 1855 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Reimaniphylliidae
"Montlivaltia norica" = Distichophyllia norica Frech 1890 stony coral
Retiophyllia clathrata Emmrich 1853 stony coral
Thecosmilia clathrata
Retiophyllia norica Frech 1890 stony coral
Thecosmilia norica
 Scleractinia - Margarophylliidae
"Isastrea austriaca" = Distichomeandra austriaca
"Isastrea austriaca" = Distichomeandra austriaca Frech 1890 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
"Astrocoenia schafhaeutli" = Chondrocoenia schafhaeutli
"Astrocoenia schafhaeutli" = Chondrocoenia schafhaeutli Winkler 1861 stony coral
Astrocoenia schafhäutli
 Scleractinia - Pamiroseriidae
"Thamnasteria rectilamellosa" = Pamiroseris rectilamellosa
"Thamnasteria rectilamellosa" = Pamiroseris rectilamellosa Winkler 1861 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Stylophyllidae
Stylophyllopsis mojsvari Frech 1890 stony coral
Stylophyllopsis lindstroemi Frech 1890 stony coral
Stylophyllopsis lindströmi
Demospongea
 Hadromerida - Celyphiidae
Uvanella irregularis2 Ott 1967 demosponge
 Vaceletida - Verticillitidae
Nevadathalamia variabilis2 Senowbari-Daryan 2005 demosponge
 Agelasida - Virgolidae
"Grossotubenella variabilis" = Tyanada variabilis3
"Grossotubenella variabilis" = Tyanada variabilis3 Senowbari-Daryan 2005 demosponge
 Agelasida - Sebargasiidae
Amblysiphonella sp.2 Steinmann 1882 demosponge
sp. 2
Amblysiphonella najafiani2 Senowbari-Daryan 2005 demosponge
 Agelasida - Colospongiidae
Colospongia cf. ramosa2 Riedel and Senowbari-Daryan 1989 demosponge
Calcarea
 Porata - Polytholosiidae
Iranothalamia incrustans2 Boiko 1991 calcareous sponge