Blue Pool, Units G-I, Wales (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Reef 2853

Where: Wales, United Kingdom (51.6° N, 4.2° W: paleocoordinates 8.4° S, 0.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Hunts Bay Oolite Formation, Asbian (339.4 - 336.0 Ma)

• Age indicated as Holkerian(?)/early Asbian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Fine-grained grainstones and microbial boundstone with rugose corals

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: M. Aretz and H.-G. Herbig. 2003. Coral-rich bioconstructions in the Viséan (Late Mississippian) of southern Wales (Gower Peninsula, UK). Facies 49:221-242 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36674: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 09.02.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

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Porostromata
  -
Ortonella sp. Garwood 1914
Aphralysia
  - Aphralysiaceae
Aphralysia sp. Garwood 1914
unclassified
  -
Anthozoa
 Auloporida - Syringoporidae
Syringopora sp. Goldfuss 1826 tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Antiphyllidae
 Stauriida - Lithostrotionidae
Lithostrotion sp. Fleming 1828 horn coral
Lithostrotion decipiens McCoy 1849 horn coral
Siphonodendron sp. McCoy 1849 horn coral
Siphonodendron martini Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 horn coral
 Stauriida - Axophyllidae
Axophyllum sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 horn coral
Dasycladophyceae
 Dasycladales -
Koninckopora sp. Koninck 1842
Rhodophyceae
 Calcifoliida - Fasciellidae