Qom, Iran (Miocene of Iran)

Where: Iran (34.6° N, 50.7° E: paleocoordinates 33.8° N, 49.6° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Qom Formation, Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified floatstone and lithified grainstone

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 41077: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 06.07.2004, edited by Antje Girndt

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Corals only
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
sp. 2
Goniopora sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
sp. 3
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea miocenica Osasco 1896 stony coral
one colony
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
Montastrea schweinfurthi Pratz 1883 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora sp. Schweigger 1819 stony coral
sp. 1
Stylophora cf. conferta Reuss 1868 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Dendrophyllia sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Caulastrea sp. Dana 1846 stony coral
sp. 2
"Goniastraea sp." = Goniastrea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
one colony
Favites neglecta Michelotti 1868 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea reussiana Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
Anisocoenia variabilis Gerth 1923 stony coral
Solenastrea romettensis Seguenza 1864 stony coral
four colonies
Solenastrea cf. desmoulinsi Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
three colonies
Favia corollaris Reuss 1871 stony coral
Cladocora sp. Ehrenberg 1834 stony coral
sp. 1
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Acanthastrea sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
sp. 2
 Scleractinia - Euphyllidae
? Euphyllia sp. Dana 1846 stony coral
sp. 1
 Scleractinia - Diploastraeidae
Diploastrea sp. Matthai 1914 stony coral
two colonies