Abadeh, Leptoseris-Stylophora assemblage, Iran (Oligocene of Iran)

Where: Iran (31.5° N, 52.7° E: paleocoordinates 26.2° N, 48.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Qom Formation, Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• Indian letter assingment = Td

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Semiquantitative data reported as: rare (one specimen), frequent (2-10 specimens), abundant (>10 specimens)

Primary reference: F. Schuster and U. Wielandt. 1999. Oligocene and Early Miocene coral faunas from Iran: palaeoecology and palaeobiogeography. International Journal of Earth Sciences 88(3):571-581 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41075: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 06.07.2004, edited by Uta Merkel

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Corals only
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Smilotrochiidae
Ilariosmilia subcurvata Reuss 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Goniopora "sp. 2" Blainville 1830 stony coral
Goniopora cf. nodulosa Duncan 1880 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
? Gardineroseris sp. Scheer and Pillai 1974 stony coral
Leptoseris irregularis n. sp. Schuster 2002 stony coral
Leptoseris alternans Gerth 1923 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea (Siderofungia) sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Astrocoenia cf. bistellata Catullo 1856 stony coral
Platycoenia iranica n. sp. Schuster 2002 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Montipora grandis n. sp. Schuster 2002 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora thirsiformis Michelotti 1847 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Turbinaria cf. sitaensis Duncan 1880 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
Astrangia persica n. sp. Schuster 2002 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Leptoria cf. concentrica Duncan 1880 stony coral
"Favites insignis" = Goniastrea insignis Duncan 1880 stony coral
Hydnophora sp. Fischer de Waldheim 1807 stony coral
Hydnophora solidior Duncan 1880 stony coral
Hydnophora cf. rudis Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
"Placosmiliopsis fimbriatus" = Placosmilia fimbriata, "Placosmiliopsis multisinuosus" = Trochosmilia multisinuosa, "Rhabdophyllia" nariensis
"Placosmiliopsis fimbriatus" = Placosmilia fimbriata Michelin 1842 stony coral
"Placosmiliopsis multisinuosus" = Trochosmilia multisinuosa Michelin 1846 stony coral
"Rhabdophyllia" nariensis Duncan 1880 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Colpophyllia eocaenica Reuss 1864 stony coral
Colpophyllia longicollis Reuss 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Leptomussa variabilis d'Achiardi 1867 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Oculinidae
Galaxea sp. Oken 1815 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agathiphylliidae
"Cricocyathus annulatus" = Pattalophyllia grumi
"Cricocyathus annulatus" = Pattalophyllia grumi Catullo 1852 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Stephanocyathus (Odontocyathus) sp. Moseley 1881 stony coral
Ceratotrochus sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral