Tazerdunet (Bas) (Jurassic of Tunisia)

Also known as Reef 3317

Where: Tunisia (32.9° N, 10.5° E: paleocoordinates 21.4° N, 11.6° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tataouine Formation, Callovian (166.1 - 163.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: mechanical, peel or thin section,

• Collected by M.G. Busson

Primary reference: L. Beauvais. 1966. Etude des Madréporaires jurassiques du Sahara tunisien. Annales de Paléontologie (Invertébrates) 52(2):115-152 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36666: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 09.02.2004, edited by Uta Merkel

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Taxonomic list

• Corals only
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Loboidothyrididae
 Rhynchonellida - Septirhynchiidae
Septirhynchia pulchra Muir-Wood and Cooper 1951
Septirhynchia azaisi Cottreau 1924
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchonellidae
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
 Scleractinia - Smilotrochiidae
Paramontlivaltia deformis Beauvais 1966 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
Thamnasteria mettensis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
Connectastrea grandiflora, "Connectastrea piriformis" = Amphiastrea piriformis
Connectastrea grandiflora Beauvais 1966 stony coral
"Connectastrea piriformis" = Amphiastrea piriformis Gregory 1900 stony coral