Balesme, France (Jurassic of France)

Also known as Reef 2797

Where: Bourgogne, France (47.8° N, 5.4° E: paleocoordinates 37.4° N, 15.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Bajocian (171.6 - 168.4 Ma)

• Propinquans and Humphriesianum zones

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

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

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: B. Lathuilière. 2000. Coraux constructeurs du Bajocien inférieur de France. 1ère Partie. Géobios 33:51-72 [W. Kiessling/B. Brenneis/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38563: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Benjamin Brenneis on 26.04.2004

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Periseris elegantula d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Dimorpharaea sp. de Fromentel 1861 stony coral
Dimorpharaea lehmani Beauvais 1967 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
Thamnasteria mettensis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Thecosmilia prima stony coral
Thecosmilia mg prima
Thecosmilia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Thecosmilia mg sp.
Clausastrea tessellata d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
"Isastraea bernardiana" = Isastrea stony coral