Marco, Santa Catarina, Faro, Cabeca coral limestone (Jurassic of Portugal)

Also known as Reef 499

Where: Portugal (37.2° N, 7.8° W: paleocoordinates 31.1° N, 1.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cabeca Formation, Early/Lower Kimmeridgian (155.7 - 150.8 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• small patch-reefs and biostromes
• coral limestone with lenses of sandy marls

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: O. F. Geyer. 1955. Korallenfaunen aus dem Oberen Jura von Portugal. Senckenbergiana lethaea 35:317-356 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34663: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 15.09.2003, edited by Uta Merkel

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
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Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Stenolaemata
 Cyclostomata - Plagioeciidae
Plagioecia sp. Canu 1918
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Stylina cf. stellata Etallon 1862 stony coral
Heliocoenia variabilis Etallon 1859 stony coral
Heliocoenia orbignyi Roniewicz 1966 stony coral
Pseudocoenia suboctonis d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Latomeandra plicata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
Fungiastraea cristata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
"Microphyllia minima" = Latiastrea minima Koby 1885 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
"Calamoseris flabellum" = Calamophylliopsis flabellum, "Calamophylliopsis flabellum" = Calamophylliopsis flabellum, "Calamophylliopsis stokesi" = Calamophylliopsis stockesi
"Calamoseris flabellum" = Calamophylliopsis flabellum de Blainville 1830 stony coral
"Calamophylliopsis flabellum" = Calamophylliopsis flabellum de Blainville 1830 stony coral
"Calamophylliopsis stokesi" = Calamophylliopsis stockesi Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
Thamnasteria moreana d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhipidogyridae
Rhipidogyra elegans Koby 1888 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
Actinastrea trochiformis Michelin 1843 stony coral
"Actinastrea ramulifera" = Stephanastrea ramulifera Etallon 1864 stony coral
Demospongea
 Axinellida - Actinostromariidae
 Axinellida -
 Tabulospongida - Parastromatoporidae
Ptychochaetetes cf. peroni Fischer 1970 demosponge
 Tabulospongida -
 Tetralithistida - Cylindrophymatidae
? Cylindrophyma sp. Zittel 1878 demosponge
 Spirosclerophorida - Platychoniidae
? Platychonia sp. Zittel 1878 demosponge
 Spirosclerophorida - Discostromatidae
? Hyalotragos sp. Zittel 1878 demosponge
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
Corallinaceae indet. Lamouroux 1816