Tendaguru, Southern Tanzania (Jurassic of Tanzania)

Also known as Reef 3002

Where: Tanzania (9.6° S, 39.3° E: paleocoordinates 29.1° S, 16.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Indotrigonia africana Member (Tendaguru Formation), Kimmeridgian (157.3 - 152.1 Ma)

• Formerly thought to be late Kimmeridgian to early Tithonian. Age now constrained to Kimmeridgian. Formerly called the Smeei Beds

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Coral banks

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: W. O. Dietrich. 1926. Steinkorallen des Malms und der Unterkreide des südlichen Deutsch-Ostafrika. Palaeontolographica, Supplement VII/2, Teil 1 41-102 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34863: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 08.10.2003, edited by Uta Merkel

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Taxonomic list

• Corals only
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Ovalastrea tangenticostata n. sp. stony coral
described as Favia tangenticostata n. sp.
 Scleractinia - Haplaraeidae
Meandrophyllia sp., "Meandraraea sauteri" = Meandrophyllia steini
Meandrophyllia sp. d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral
described as Latimaeandraraea sp.
"Meandraraea sauteri" = Meandrophyllia steini Felix 1891 stony coral
described as Latimaeandraraea oolithotithonica n. sp.
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
"Astrocoenia bernensis" = Allocoeniopsis luciensis
"Astrocoenia bernensis" = Allocoeniopsis luciensis d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
three subspecies described
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Isastrea sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral