Topalu 2, Dobrogea, Romania (Jurassic of Romania)

Also known as Reef 3292

Where: Romania (44.6° N, 28.0° E: paleocoordinates 37.2° N, 34.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Oxfordian (161.2 - 155.7 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Reefal limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, peel or thin section,

• Focus on corals (Roniewicz, 1976)

Primary reference: A. Barbulescu. 1976. Considérations stratigraphiques concernant les formations coralligènes néojurassiques de la Dobrogea centrale (Roumanie). Palaeontologia Polonica 34:3-15 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35199: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 18.11.2003

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Taxonomic list

• Quantitative data only for newly described species
 Discorbacea - Discorbidae
 Pectinida - Dimyidae
 Cyclostomata - Cerioporidae
Ceriopora sp. Goldfuss 1826
several species probalby synonymous with Neuropora spinulosa
 Cyclostomata - Plagioeciidae
Plagioecia sp. Canu 1918
 Cyclostomata -
 Terebratulida - Dictyothyrididae
Dictyothyris sp. Douville 1880
 Terebratulida - Cancellothyrididae
Terebratulina sp. d'Orbigny 1847
 Craniida - Craniidae
Crania lineata
C. lineata/lamellosa
Crania lamellosa Seguenza 1865
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Heliocoenia variabilis Etallon 1859 stony coral
Stylosmilia corallina Koby 1881 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Dimorphastrea conica Koby 1886 stony coral
Dimorphastrea heteromorpha Quenstedt 1858 stony coral
Trochoplegmopsis gregoryi Koby 1905 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Comoseris minima Beauvais 1964 stony coral
Microsolena agariciformis Etallon 1859 stony coral
Microsolena foliosa Roniewicz 1976 stony coral
Microsolena exigua Koby 1887 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Donacosmilidae
Cylindrosmilia cylindrata Roniewicz 1976 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
Dermosmilia pauciramosa Roniewicz 1976 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
"Actinarea minuta" = Actinaraea
"Actinarea minuta" = Actinaraea stony coral
 Scleractinia - Haplaraeidae
Meandrophyllia amedei, "Meandrophyllia edwardsi" = Meandrophyllia corrugata
Meandrophyllia amedei Etallon 1864 stony coral
"Meandrophyllia edwardsi" = Meandrophyllia corrugata Michelin 1843 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Kobyastraeidae
Kobyastraea tenuis Roniewicz 1976 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Thecosmilia langi Koby 1884 stony coral
 Axinellida - Neuroporidae
Neuropora sp. Bronn 1825 demosponge
 Calcaronea - Endostomatidae
"Corynella sp." = Endostoma
"Corynella sp." = Endostoma Roemer 1864 calcareous sponge
 Calcaronea - Stellispongiidae
Peronidella sp., "Eusiphonella sp." = Pareudea, Eudea sp.
Peronidella sp. Hinde 1893 calcareous sponge
"Eusiphonella sp." = Pareudea Etallon 1859 calcareous sponge
Eudea sp. Lamouroux 1821 calcareous sponge