Faulenhau, Westerheim, Swabia, Germany (Jurassic of Germany)

Also known as Reef 3248

Where: Germany (48.5° N, 9.6° E: paleocoordinates 39.6° N, 18.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Kimmeridgian (155.7 - 150.8 Ma)

• eudoxus zone (late Middle Kimmeridgian). Collection is from one horizon within sponge-crust biohermal limestones

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Marly horizon within sponge-cruste biohermal limestones

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk, peel or thin section,

• 75% of fauna is composed of sponges

Primary reference: W. Werner, R. R. Leinfelder, F. T. Fürsich and M. Krautter. 1994. Comparative palaeoecology of marly coralline sponge-bearing reefal associations from the Kimmeridgina (Upper Jurassic) of Portugal and southwestern Germany. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 172:381-397 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34650: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 15.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Dorsoserpula sp. Parsch 1956
 Serpulimorpha -
Cycloserpula sp. Parsch 1956
Bivalvia
  -
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Pectinida - Dimyidae
Atreta sp. Etallon 1862 scallop
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Perisphinctidae
Aulacostephanus eudoxus d'Orbigny 1850 ammonite
Stenolaemata
 Cyclostomata - Stomatoporidae
Stomatopora sp. Bronn 1825
 Cyclostomata -
"Berenicea" sp. Lamouroux 1821
Echinoidea
 Cidaroida -
Cidaroida indet. Claus 1880 pencil urchin
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchonellidae
Demospongea
 Monalithistida - Lecanellidae
Lecanella pateraeformis Zittel 1878 demosponge
 Tetralithistida - Cylindrophymatidae
Cylindrophyma milleporata Goldfuss 1826 demosponge
 Megalithistida - Carterellidae
 Spirosclerophorida - Platychoniidae
Platychonia sp. Zittel 1878 demosponge
 Spirosclerophorida - Cnemidiastridae
Cnemidiastrum sp. Zittel 1878 demosponge
 Spirosclerophorida - Discostromatidae
Hyalotragos sp. Zittel 1878 demosponge
Hyalotragos pezizoides Goldfuss 1833 demosponge
 Agelasida - Sestrostomellidae
"Myrmecidium hemisphaericum" = Epitheles hemisphaerica
"Myrmecidium hemisphaericum" = Epitheles hemisphaerica Goldfuss 1826 demosponge
Hexactinellida
 Innaecoeliida - Craticulariidae
"Craticularia paradoxa" = Laocoetis paradoxa Münster 1833 glass sponge
Craticularia sp. Zittel 1877 glass sponge
Craticularia parallela Goldfuss 1826 glass sponge
Sphenaulax costata Goldfuss 1826 glass sponge
 Lychniscosa - Pachyteichismatidae
Pachyteichisma sp., "Pachyrhachis cupula" = Trochobolus cupulus
Pachyteichisma sp. Zittel 1877 glass sponge
"Pachyrhachis cupula" = Trochobolus cupulus Schrammen 1937 glass sponge
 Lychniscosa - Cypelliidae
Cypellia sp. Pomel 1872 glass sponge
Cypellia rugosa Goldfuss 1826 glass sponge
 Lychniscosa - Sporadopylidae
Sporadopyle sp. Zittel 1877 glass sponge
 Hexactinosa - Staurodermatidae
Stauroderma sp. Zittel 1877 glass sponge
 Hexactinosa -
cf. Caesaria cf. articulata glass sponge
Casearia
 Hexactinosa - Cribrospongiidae
"Tremadictyon sp." = Cribrospongia, "Tremadictyon reticulatum" = Cribrospongia reticulata
"Tremadictyon sp." = Cribrospongia d'Orbigny 1849 glass sponge
"Tremadictyon reticulatum" = Cribrospongia reticulata Goldfuss 1826 glass sponge
Calcarea
 Pharetronida -
Radicispongia radiciformis Goldfuss 1826 calcareous sponge
 Calcaronea - Endostomatidae
"Corynella sp." = Endostoma
"Corynella sp." = Endostoma Roemer 1864 calcareous sponge