Zarcilla de Ramos reef (Jurassic of Spain)

Also known as Reef 595

Where: Murcia, Spain (37.9° N, 1.9° W: paleocoordinates 26.0° N, 6.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pliensbachian (190.8 - 182.7 Ma)

• Origianlly dated as latest Sinemurian-early Pliensbachian. New Sr data (Ruiz-Ortiz et al. 2004, Basin Research, 16, 235) suggest early Pliensbachian age.

•Level 9 of local section

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified, fine-grained, shelly/skeletal limestone

• Reworked biostrome (Rasenriff) with corals and bryozoans

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: recrystallized, replaced with silica

Collection methods: chemical, mechanical

Primary reference: D. Turnsek, H. Seyfried, and O.F. Geyer. 1975. Geologische und paläontologische Untersuchungen an einem Korallenvorkommen im subbetischen Unterjura von Murcia (Süd-Spanien). Razprave, Acad. Scient. et Artium Slovenica, Cl. IV 18(5):1-35 [W. Kiessling/B. Brenneis/B. Brenneis]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38080: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Benjamin Brenneis on 10.04.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Foraminifera -
Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Goniocora concinna stony coral
>21 specimens
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Comoseris sp. d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral
Tricycloseris sp. Tomes 1878 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
"Actinarea bevoayensis" = Actinaraea
"Actinarea bevoayensis" = Actinaraea stony coral
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
 Scleractinia - Synastraeidae
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
Hispaniastraea murciana n. gen. n. sp., Hispaniastraea ramosa n. gen. n. sp.
Hispaniastraea murciana n. gen. n. sp. Turnsek et al. 1975 stony coral
Hispaniastraea ramosa n. gen. n. sp. Turnsek et al. 1975 stony coral
> 60 specimens
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
Actinastrea gibbosa, "Cyathocoenia schafhaeutli" = Chondrocoenia schafhaeutli
Actinastrea gibbosa Duncan 1867 stony coral
"Cyathocoenia schafhaeutli" = Chondrocoenia schafhaeutli Winkler 1861 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Montlivaltia doriai stony coral
Montlivaltia polymorpha Terquem and Piette 1865 stony coral
Isastrea cf. richardsoni Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Stylophyllidae
Stylophyllopsis rudis Emmrich 1853 stony coral
Stylophyllopsis walliae Duncan 1867 stony coral
Pinacophyllum parallelum Frech 1890 stony coral
Coccophyllum liasicum n. sp. stony coral
Porifera indet. Grant 1836