Tapuk reef, India (Triassic of India)

Where: India (31.6° N, 78.6° E: paleocoordinates 24.6° S, 47.4° 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

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 36389: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Benjamin Brenneis on 28.01.2004, edited by Wolfgang Kiessling

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Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Reimaniphylliidae
Retiophyllia clathrata Emmrich 1853 stony coral
Thecosmilia clathrata
 Chaetetida - Chaetetidae
Chaetetidae indet. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 demosponge