Marawand reef, Marawand area, Central Iran (Triassic of Iran)

Also known as Reef 75

Where: Iran (33.5° N, 51.5° E: paleocoordinates 30.2° N, 42.6° 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

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• reef complex almost 60m thick

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: recrystallized

Collection methods: peel or thin section

Primary reference: B. Senowbari-Daryan, K. Seyed-Emami, and A. Aghanabati. 1997. Some Inozoid sponges from Upper Triassic (Norian-Rhaetian) Nayband Formation of Central Iran. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 103(3):293-322 [W. Kiessling/B. Brenneis/B. Brenneis]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37960: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Benjamin Brenneis on 29.03.2004, edited by Uta Merkel

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Taxonomic list

Demospongea
 Hadromerida - Celyphiidae
Uvanella irregularis2 Ott 1967 demosponge
Paravesicocaulis naybandensis2 Senowbari-Daryan 2005 demosponge
 Vaceletida - Verticillitidae
Cinnabaria minima2 Senowbari-Daryan 1990 demosponge
Nevadathalamia variabilis2 Senowbari-Daryan 2005 demosponge
 Agelasida - Solenolmiidae
Paradeningeria alpina2 Senowbari-Daryan and Schaefer 1979 demosponge
Senowbaridaryana raretrabeculata2 Boiko 1991 demosponge
 Agelasida - Virgolidae
"Grossotubenella variabilis" = Tyanada variabilis3
"Grossotubenella variabilis" = Tyanada variabilis3 Senowbari-Daryan 2005 demosponge
 Agelasida - Auriculospongiidae
Molengraaffia regularis3 Vinassa de Regny 1915 demosponge
Anguispongia parva3 Senowbari-Daryan 2005 demosponge
 Agelasida - Sebargasiidae
? Amblysiphonella sp.2 Steinmann 1882 demosponge
sp. 3
 Agelasida - Sestrostomellidae
Marawandia iranica n. gen. n. sp. Senowbari-Daryan et al. 1997 demosponge
? Sestrostomella robusta Zittel 1878 demosponge
 Agelasida - Cryptocoeliidae
Cryptocoelia wurmi2 Senowbari-Daryan and Dullo 1980 demosponge
 Agelasida - Preperonidellidae
Permocorynella maxima n. sp., "Peronidella iranica n. sp." = Preperonidella iranica1, "Radiofibra norica n. sp." = Preperonidella norica
Permocorynella maxima n. sp. Senowbari-Daryan et al. 1997 demosponge
"Peronidella iranica n. sp." = Preperonidella iranica1 Senowbari-Daryan 2003 demosponge
"Radiofibra norica n. sp." = Preperonidella norica Senowbari-Daryan et al. 1997 demosponge
 Agelasida - Annaecoeliidae
? Annaecoelia interiecta2 Senowbari-Daryan and Schaefer 1979 demosponge
 Agelasida - Thaumastocoeliidae
Naybandella prosiphonata2 Senowbari-Daryan 2005 demosponge
 Agelasida - Colospongiidae
Parauvanella ferdowsensis2 Senowbari-Daryan 2005 demosponge
Kashanella irregularis n. gen. n. sp.2 Senowbari-Daryan 2005 demosponge
Colospongia iranica n. sp.2 Senowbari-Daryan 2005 demosponge
  - Tabasiidae
Tabasia media2 Senowbari-Daryan 2005 demosponge
? Tabasia conica n. sp.2 Senowbari-Daryan 2005 demosponge
Calcarea
 Porata - Polytholosiidae
Iranothalamia incrustans2 Boiko 1991 calcareous sponge