Wali-Abad reef (Triassic of Iran)

Also known as Reef 83

Where: Iran (31.0° N, 53.0° E: paleocoordinates 2.4° N, 40.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Nayband Formation, Sevatian (212.0 - 205.6 Ma)

• Norian to Rhaetian age stated in text; according to Marcoux 1993 Nayband formation of Late Norian age. Conodonts and ammonoids below sponge-bearing beds are Norian. Kristan-Tollmann et al. (1979) considered the Oxycolpella beds (equivalent to the sponge beds) to be Rhaetian, followed by Schafer et al. (2003).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• siliclastic-carbonate deposits

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: recrystallized

Collection methods: peel or thin section

• Repository: Institute of Paleontology, Erlangen-Nürnberg University

Primary reference: B. Senowbari-Daryan and H. Hamadani. 1999. Thalamid Sponges from the Upper Triassic (Norian-Rhaetian) Nayband Formation near Wali Abad, SE Abadeh, Central Iran. (Contribution to Triassic Paleontology of Iran 4). Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 105(1):79-100 [W. Kiessling/B. Brenneis/B. Brenneis]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37044: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Benjamin Brenneis on 25.02.2004, edited by Catherine Powers

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Involutinina - Involutinidae
 Involutinina - Trocholinidae
Trocholina sp. Paalzow 1922
 Nodosariacea - Polymorphinidae
? Bullopora sp. Quenstedt 1856
Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
 Trepostomida - Stenoporidae
Diaphragmopora margaritata n. gen. n. sp. Schäfer et al. 2003
Diaphragmopora cf. margaritata Schäfer et al. 2003
 Trepostomida - Dyscritellidae
Dyscritella clausa n. sp. Schäfer et al. 2003
 Cyclostomata - Multisparsidae
"Reptomultisparsa" sp. d'Orbigny 1852
 Cyclostomata - Diastoporidae
"Diastopora" sp. Lamouroux 1821
 Cystoporida - Fistuliporidae
 Trepostomata - Heterotrypidae
Reptonoditrypa abadehnensis n. sp. Schäfer et al. 2003
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
 Athyridida - Diplospirellidae
 Zoantharia -
Scleractinia indet. Bourne 1900 stony coral
Radiomura cautica Senowbari-Daryan and Schaefer 1979
 Vaceletida - Verticillitidae
Stylothalamia hambastensis n. sp. Senowbari-Daryan and Hamadani 1999 demosponge
Stylothalamia columnaris Le Maitre 1935 demosponge
Nevadathalamia waliabadensis n. sp. Senowbari-Daryan and Hamadani 1999 demosponge
 Agelasida - Sebargasiidae
Amblysiphonella cf. steinmanni Haas 1909 demosponge
Amblysiphonella cf. tubifera Senowbari-Daryan 1994 demosponge
 Innaecoeliida - Craticulariidae
Casearia articulata Schmidel 1780 glass sponge
 Porata - Polytholosiidae
"Neoguadalupia incrustans" = Iranothalamia incrustans
"Neoguadalupia incrustans" = Iranothalamia incrustans Boiko 1991 calcareous sponge
 Caulerpales - Halimedaceae
  - Solenoporaceae