Abadeh, Porites-Faviidae assemblage, Iran (Oligocene of Iran)

Also known as Reef 2708

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)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

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 41076: 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 - Actinacididae
Actinacis rollei Reuss 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
? Alveopora sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
Alveopora sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
Goniopora "sp. 4" Blainville 1830 stony coral
Goniopora "sp. 3" Blainville 1830 stony coral
Goniopora "sp. 1" Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Montastrea sp." = Montastraea
"Montastrea sp." = Montastraea Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Astrocoenia cf. zitteli Pratz 1883 stony coral
Astrocoenia nana Reuss 1868 stony coral
Stylocoenia taurinensis Michelin 1842 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora sp. Oken 1815 stony coral
Astreopora meneghiniana d'Achiardi 1866 stony coral
Astreopora stellaris Kühn 1933 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora cf. sokkohensis Gerth 1921 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Leptoria sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Caulastrea farsis n. sp. Schuster 2002 stony coral
Hydnophora solidior Duncan 1880 stony coral
Favites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
Favites cf. inaequiseptata Gerth 1921 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
"Ceriosmilia iranica n. gen. n. sp." = Colpophyllia iranica Schuster 2002 stony coral
Tarbellastraea hamedanii n. sp. Schuster 2002 stony coral
"Hydnophora cf. inaequalis" = Monticulastraea insignis Duncan 1880 stony coral
Agathiphyllia "sp. 2" Reuss 1864 stony coral
Agathiphyllia "sp. 1" Reuss 1864 stony coral
Antiguastrea sp. Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Plesiastrea sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Acanthastrea sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Diploastraeidae
Diploastrea coronata n. sp. Schuster 2002 stony coral
Diploastrea costata n. sp. Schuster 2002 stony coral