La-Kaftari reefs, Esfahan area, Central Iran (Triassic of Iran)

Also known as Reef 76

Where: Iran (32.9° N, 52.0° E: paleocoordinates 29.3° N, 40.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Nayband Formation, Norian (228.0 - 208.5 Ma)

• Aulaunian age?

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Dasycladacaea-containing carbonate bank 0,6- 1,5 m thick

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: recrystallized

Collection methods: peel or thin section

Primary reference: B. Senowbari-Daryan and A. Hamadani. 2000. Obertriadische (Nor) Dasycladaceen aus der Nayband-Formation vom Zentraliran. Revue Paléobiologie 19(1):97-121 [W. Kiessling/B. Brenneis/B. Brenneis]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37983: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Benjamin Brenneis on 30.03.2004, edited by Loic Villier

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Porostromata
  -
Lithocodium
  -
Lithocodium sp. Elliott 1956
unclassified
  -
Textulariina
 Ammodiscoidea - Ammodiscidae
Glomospira sp. Rzehak 1895
rare
 Trochamminacea - Trochamminidae
Trochammina sp. Parker and Jones 1859
rare
Robertinina
 Duostominacea - Duostominidae
Duostominidae indet. Brotzen 1963
rare
Lagenina
 Nodosariacea - Nodosariidae
Nodosariidae indet. Ehrenberg 1838
rare
Ostracoda
  -
Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
unclassified
  -
Ophiuroidea
 Ophiurida -
Ophiurida indet. Müller and Troschel 1840 brittle star
rare
Crinoidea
 Isocrinida - Isocrinidae
Isocrinus sp. Meyer in Agassiz 1836 Sea lily
Brachiopoda
  -
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
common
Hydrozoa
 Spongiomorphida -
Spongiomorphida indet. Alloiteau 1952
 Milleporina - Heterastrididae
Heterastridium conglobatum Reuss 1854 fire coral
very common
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Reimaniphylliidae
Retiophyllia sp. Cuif 1966 stony coral
rare
Demospongea
 Agelasida - Sestrostomellidae
Sestrostomella sp. Zittel 1878 demosponge
 Chaetetida - Chaetetidae
Chaetetidae indet. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 demosponge
 Thaumatoporellales -
Dasycladophyceae
 Dasycladales - Triploporellaceae
Griphoporella curvata
[entered as Gryphoporella curvata]
? Gyroporella sp. Gümbel 1872
 Dasycladales - Dasycladaceae
"Gyroporella vesiculifera" = Stichoporella cylindrica, ? Aciculella sp.
"Gyroporella vesiculifera" = Stichoporella cylindrica Lignier 1913
? Aciculella sp. Pia
Aciculella sp. 1
 Dasycladales - Diploporaceae
Rhodophyceae
  - Solenoporaceae
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Ophthalmidiidae
Ophthalmidium sp. Kübler and Zwingli 1870
rare
 Miliolida - Miliolidae
Sigmoilina sp. Schlumberger 1887
rare