River Bzhebs, Northern Caucasus (Triassic of Russian Federation)

Where: Adygea, Russian Federation (44.1° N, 40.3° E: paleocoordinates 38.4° N, 35.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Norian (228.0 - 208.5 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

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

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section

Primary reference: E. V. Boiko, G. V. Belyaeva, and I. T. Zhuravleva. 1991. Sphinktozoa Phanerozoya Territorii SSSR [Phanerozoic Sphinctozoa of the Territory of the USSR] 1-224 [W. Kiessling/B. Brenneis/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36719: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Benjamin Brenneis on 11.02.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Monotidae
 Milleporina - Heterastrididae
Heterastridium conglobatum Reuss 1854 fire coral
 Vaceletida - Verticillitidae
? Verticillites sp., "? Ascosymplegma expansum" = Cinnabaria expansa
"? Ascosymplegma expansum" = Cinnabaria expansa Seilacher 1962 demosponge
 Agelasida - Solenolmiidae
 Agelasida - Auriculospongiidae
"Molengraafia regularis" = Molengraaffia
"Molengraafia regularis" = Molengraaffia demosponge
 Agelasida - Sebargasiidae
"Cystauletes bzhebsi n. sp." = Discosiphonella, Amblysiphonella sahrajensis n. sp., Amblysiphonella sp.
"Cystauletes bzhebsi n. sp." = Discosiphonella demosponge
Amblysiphonella sahrajensis n. sp. demosponge
Amblysiphonella sp. Steinmann 1882 demosponge
 Agelasida - Sestrostomellidae
Sestrostomella sp. Zittel 1878 demosponge
 Agelasida - Cryptocoeliidae
Cryptocoelia sp. Steinmann 1882 demosponge
 Agelasida - Girtyocoeliidae
Girtycoelia sp. King 1933 demosponge
Hodsia sp. glass sponge
 Porata - Polytholosiidae
"Neoguadalupia incrustans n. sp." = Iranothalamia incrustans
"Neoguadalupia incrustans n. sp." = Iranothalamia incrustans Boiko 1991 calcareous sponge
Lamellispongia gelevus calcareous sponge