Steeple Ashton reef, England (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Reef 455

Where: United Kingdom (51.3° N, 1.8° W: paleocoordinates 41.9° N, 8.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Perisphinctes cautisnigrae ammonoid zone, Steeple Ashton Coral Bed Formation, Late/Upper Oxfordian (161.2 - 155.7 Ma)

• cautisnigrae Zone

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Fore reef debris

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: replaced with calcite

Collection methods: mechanical,

• Focus on corals but associated fauna described as well

Primary reference: P. E. Negus and L. Beauvais. 1979. The corals of Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire (English upper Oxfordian). Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 90(4):213-227 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35300: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 26.11.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Sabellidae
 Serpulimorpha -
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Chlamys splendens Dollfus 1863 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Nanogyra nana" = Nanogyra (Nanogyra) nana
"Nanogyra nana" = Nanogyra (Nanogyra) nana Sowerby 1822 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Lithophaga sp. Röding 1798 mussel
 Trigoniida - Trigoniidae
Trigonia clavellata clam
cited from Arkell (1927)
Echinoidea
 Irregularia - Disasteridae
"Nucleolites scutatus" = Disaster (Nucleolites)
"Nucleolites scutatus" = Disaster (Nucleolites) sea urchin
 Salenioida - Acrosaleniidae
 Euechinoidea - Pseudodiadematidae
Rhynchonellata
 Rhynchonellida - Cyclothyrididae
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Stylina constricta Fromentel 1864 stony coral
Stylina tubulifera Phillips 1829 stony coral
several specimens
Stylina stellata Etallon 1862 stony coral
Stylina delabechei Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Cryptocoenia cartieri Koby 1881 stony coral
Cryptocoenia pistillum Fromentel 1864 stony coral
number given and cited as numerous
Goniocora socialis Roemer 1836 stony coral
several specimens
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Fungiastraea gillieroni Koby 1887 stony coral
Fungiastraea arachnoides Parkinson 1808 stony coral
several specimens
Thamnoseris frotei Etallon 1862 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Comoseris minima Beauvais 1964 stony coral
Comoseris irradians Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Comoseris interrupta Koby 1888 stony coral
"Thecosmilia irregularis" = Dermoseris irregularis Thurmann and Etallon 1864 stony coral
Microsolena thurmanni Koby 1887 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
"Calamophylliopsis stokesi" = Calamophylliopsis stockesi
"Calamophylliopsis stokesi" = Calamophylliopsis stockesi Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Calamophylliidae
Protoseris waltoni Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Gyrodendron cf. lobatum Quenstedt 1881 stony coral
cf. Gyrodendron lobatum
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Morphastrea laminata n. sp. Negus and Beauvais 1979 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
Thamnasteria pseudoculata stony coral
written as T. pseudo-oculata
Thamnasteria patina Becker 1875 stony coral
Thamnasteria concinna Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
Mesomorpha concinna (Goldfuss)
 Scleractinia - Andemantastraeidae
Andemantastraea dreyfussi Beauvais 1964 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Synastraeidae
Crateroseris parvistella n. sp. Negus and Beauvais 1979 stony coral
Crateroseris fungiformis Tomes 1883 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Haplaraeidae
Astraraea fungiformis n. sp. Beauvais 1979 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
Cladophyllia conybeari Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
cited as numerous specimens
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Thecosmilia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Thecosmilia annularis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
several specimens
"Latiphyllia langi" = Thecosmilia langi Koby 1884 stony coral
Thecosmilia acaulis Koby 1884 stony coral
Thecosmilia magna Etallon 1864 stony coral
"Montlivaltia melania" = Trochophyllia melania Fromentel 1864 stony coral
Montlivaltia sp. Lamouroux 1821 stony coral
Montlivaltia incubans Michelin 1845 stony coral
Montlivaltia variabilis Koby 1883 stony coral
Montlivaltia laufonensis Koby 1883 stony coral
Latiphyllia sp. Fromentel 1861 stony coral
Latiphyllia confluens Quenstedt 1843 stony coral
Isastrea bernensis Etallon 1864 stony coral
Isastrea propinqua Etallon 1864 stony coral
Isastrea tenuisepta Koby 1885 stony coral
Isastrea explanata Münster 1829 stony coral