Fairford Coral Bed, Gloucestershire, UK (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Reef 457

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.7° N, 1.8° W: paleocoordinates 41.3° N, 8.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: White Limestone Formation, Late/Upper Bathonian (167.7 - 164.7 Ma)

• "Fairford Coral Bed"; at the base of Oxycerites aspidoides zone; near the top of White Limestone

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified, white limestone

• seems likely corals grew not far from the shoreline, in a sheltered lagoon or basin
• White Limestone contains isolated lenticular beds of marl

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: recrystallized

Collection methods: mechanical, peel or thin section,

Primary reference: L. Beauvais and P. Negus. 1975. The Fairford coral beds. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 86:183-204 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38159: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Benjamin Brenneis on 16.04.2004, edited by Wolfgang Kiessling

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Bivalvia
  -
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Nanogyra cf. crassa Smith 1819 oyster
Gastropoda
 Heterobranchia - Nerineidae
Cossmannea eudesii snail
C. (Eunerinea) eudesii
Echinoidea
  -
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
 Salenioida - Acrosaleniidae
Acrosalenia sp. Agassiz 1840 sea urchin
Brachiopoda
  -
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia -
Edwardsomeandra vermicularis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Adelocoenia microphyllia Tomes 1883 stony coral
Enallhelia clavata stony coral
Pseudocoenia sp. d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
Cryptocoenia luciensis d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
"Orbignycoenia waltoni" = Cyathophora stony coral
Cyathophora pratti Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Smilotrochiidae
Paramontlivaltia obliqua n. sp. Beauvais and Negus 1975 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Collignonastraea negusi n. sp. Beauvais and Negus 1975 stony coral
Collignonastraea grossouvrei Beauvais 1972 stony coral
C. grossouvrei digitiformis var. nov.
Microphyllia sp. d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral
Microphyllia punctata n. sp. Beauvais and Negus 1975 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Genabacia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
Semeloseris limax stony coral
Semeloseris sp. Thomas 1935 stony coral
Dendraraea excelsa Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Microsolena sp. Lamouroux 1821 stony coral
Microsolena hemispherica n. sp. Beauvais and Negus 1975 stony coral
Chomatoseris sp. Thomas 1935 stony coral
Chomatoseris orbulites Lamouroux 1821 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
"Stereocoenia scita" = Thamnasteria scita Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Thamnasteria mammosa Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Thamnasteria dumonti Chapuis and Dewalque 1853 stony coral
Thamnasteria lyelli Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Dendrastrea langruensis stony coral
[entered as Dendrastraea langruensis]
 Scleractinia - Haplaraeidae
Meandraraea slatteri Tomes 1883 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
Keriophyllia oolitica n. sp. Beauvais and Negus 1975 stony coral
Cladophyllia babeana d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
incl. Cl. babeana var. minor
 Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae
Mesomorpha bussoni1 Beauvais 1966 stony coral
Mesomorpha pseudo-mammosa
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
 Scleractinia - Meandrinidae
Bathycoenia moneta stony coral
Bathycoenia slatteri Tomes 1883 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Thecosmilia obtusa stony coral
obtusa
Thecosmilia wrighti stony coral
Thecosmilia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Thecosmilia gregaria M'Coy 1851 stony coral
Confusastrea kobyi2 Beauvais 1966 stony coral
Montlivaltia sp. Lamouroux 1821 stony coral
Montlivaltia caryophyllata Lamouroux 1821 stony coral
Montlivaltia decipiens Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
Montlivaltia kachensis Gregory 1900 stony coral
Montlivaltia hourcqi Alloiteau 1958 stony coral
M. hourcqi var. elongata
Montlivaltia smithi Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Montlivaltia trochoides Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Latiphyllia sp. Fromentel 1861 stony coral
Latiphyllia bajociana d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
"Isastraea limitata" = Isastrea stony coral
Isastraea limitata
"Isastrea microphylla" = Isastrea stony coral
Isastraea microphylla
"Isastrea sp." = Isastrea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Isastraea sp.
Isastrea browni Duncan 1872 stony coral
Isastraea browni
Isastrea explanulata Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
Isastraea explanulata
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Sakalavastraea collignoni Alloiteau 1958 stony coral