Leimingdong reef complex, fore reef, Hunan, China (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)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified rudstone and lithified bindstone

• Reefal breccias composed of fragmented corals, not rounded and a fine matrix; the cornsize is not classified; the deposition is chaotic

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: mechanical,

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 34989: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 23.10.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Atrypida - Atrypidae
Atrypa sp. Dalman 1828
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
Thamnopora sp. Steininger 1831 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Alveolitidae
Crassialveolites sp. Sokolov 1955 tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
Hexagonaria sp. G├╝rich 1896 horn coral
Temnophyllum sp. Walther 1928 horn coral