Leimingdong reef complex, reef core (Devonian of China)

Also known as Reef 1607

Where: Hunan, China (27.8° N, 111.6° E: paleocoordinates 4.1° S, 115.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Qiziqiao Formation, Givetian (387.7 - 382.7 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified reef rocks and lithified, fine-grained, calcareous bindstone

• "reef rock" from reefbuilding corals with fine grained matrix; the rock consists mainly of skeletal elements of reefbuilding corals, 50% to 90%.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: mechanical,

• the reefcore is divided in two sections in which the abundance of the fossils changes.

•Lower part: Stromatopora 45%, Hexagonaria 30%, Alveolites 6%, between the rest Thamnopora and Temnophyllum are most abundant.

•Upper part: no Hexagonaria, Stromatoporoids 60%, Alveolites 10%, Rugosa and Tabulata are increased to 29%, from which Crassialveolitella and Alveolitella are relatively rich (about 2/3) and Thamnopora (about 1/3).

Primary reference: Z.-H. Liu. 1986. Ecological characters of Devonian Leimingdong reef complex section in Lianyuan of Hunan (in Chinese). Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 25(6):603-608 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34988: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 23.10.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Athyridida - Athyrididae
 Terebratulida - Stringocephalidae
 Pentamerida - Gypidulidae
Gypidula sp. Hall 1867
 Auloporida - Auloporidae
Aulopora sp. Goldfuss 1829 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Favositidae
Pachyfavosites sp. Sokolov 1952 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
Thamnopora sp. Steininger 1831 tabulate coral
Cladopora sp. Hall 1851 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Alveolitidae
Crassialveolites sp. Sokolov 1955 tabulate coral
Alveolitella sp. Sokolov 1952 tabulate coral
Alveolites sp. Lamarck 1801 tabulate coral
 Rugosa -
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
Hexagonaria sp. G├╝rich 1896 horn coral
Temnophyllum sp. Walther 1928 horn coral
 Stauriida - Cyathophyllidae
Cyathophyllum sp. Goldfuss 1826 horn coral
 Stromatoporida - Stromatoporidae
Stromatopora sp. Goldfuss 1826
 Actinostromatida - Actinostromatidae
Actinostroma sp. Nicholson 1886
 Stromatoporellida - Stromatoporellidae
Stromatoporella sp. Nicholson 1886
 Stromatoporellida - Trupetostromatidae
Trupetostroma sp. Parks 1936
 Clathrodictyida - Clathrodictyidae
Clathrodictyon sp. Nicholson and Murie 1878