Rangring reef, India (Triassic of India)

Also known as Reef 3302

Where: India (32.2° N, 78.0° E: paleocoordinates 23.9° S, 47.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Nimaloksa Formation (Lilang Group), Alaunian (215.6 - 212.0 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Light to medium grey dolomite with voids exhibiting various shapes and size (reef cavities?)

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: replaced with dolomite

Collection methods: peel or thin section

Primary reference: O. N. Bhargava and U. K. Bassi. 1985. Upper Triassic coral knoll reefs: Middle Norian, Spiti-Kinnaur, Himachal Himalaya, India. Facies 12:219-242 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/B. Brenneis]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 36385: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Benjamin Brenneis on 28.01.2004

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Ostracoda
 Podocopida - Bairdiidae
Bairdiidae indet. Sars 1888 ostracod
Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Bivalvia
  -
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
unclassified
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Strophomenata
 Strophomenida - Strophomenidae
"Pycnoporidium ? eomesozoicum" = Gosaukammerella eomesozoica
"Pycnoporidium ? eomesozoicum" = Gosaukammerella eomesozoica Fl├╝gel 1972
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferinida - Spiriferinidae
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchonellidae
Rhynchonella sp. Fischer 1809
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
"Spongiomorpha ramosa" = Eocomoseris ramosa
"Spongiomorpha ramosa" = Eocomoseris ramosa Frech 1890 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Montlivaltia sp. Lamouroux 1821 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pamiroseriidae
"Thamnasteria rectilamellosa" = Pamiroseris rectilamellosa
"Thamnasteria rectilamellosa" = Pamiroseris rectilamellosa Winkler 1861 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Stylophyllidae
Stylophyllopsis sp. Frech 1890 stony coral
Demospongea
 Axinellida - Cladocoropsidae
? Cladocoropsis sp. Felix 1907 demosponge
 Vaceletida - Verticillitidae
Cinnabaria expansa Seilacher 1962 demosponge
 Chaetetida - Chaetetidae
Chaetetidae indet. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 demosponge