Vitranc, Northern Julian Alps (Triassic of Slovenia)

Also known as Reef 524

Where: Slovenia (46.5° N, 13.8° E: paleocoordinates 11.7° N, 21.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Julian (235.0 - 232.0 Ma)

• Cordevolian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• 800 m thick succession of massive grey limestones; corals form patch reefs which vertically and laterally pass into bedded or massive algal limestones

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: recrystallized

Collection methods: peel or thin section

Primary reference: D. Turnsek. 1997. Mesozoic corals of Slovenia. ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana 1-512 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36563: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Benjamin Brenneis on 04.02.2004, edited by Uta Merkel

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Volzeiidae
Volzeia badiotica Volz 1896 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Margarophylliidae
Margarosmilia confluens Münster 1841 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Protoheterastraeidae
"Volzeia sublaevis" = Remismilia sublaevis
"Volzeia sublaevis" = Remismilia sublaevis Münster 1841 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Tropiastreidae
Tropidendron rhopalifer Cuif 1975 stony coral
Baccanella floriformes
[entered as Bacanella floriformes]
Porifera indet. Grant 1836