8 km of Esfak (Jurassic to of Iran)

Where: Tabas Area, Iran (34.0° N, 57.0° E: paleocoordinates 14.2° S, 44.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Badamu Formation, Aalenian to Aalenian (174.1 - 168.3 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, ooidal mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments

• crustal fragment
• massive oolithes and mixed carbonate-silicviclastics. Corals occur scattered except in the Kamar-e-Mehdi area where patch reefs are developed.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: D. K. Pandey and F. T. F├╝rsich. 2003. Jurassic corals of east-central Iran. Beringeria 32:1-138 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41395: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Marcus Apel on 14.07.2004, edited by Wolfgang Kiessling

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
Epistreptophyllum cornutiformis Gregory 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Axosmiliidae
Axosmilia kachensis Gregory 1900 stony coral
Axosmilia sessilis Milaschewitsch 1876 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
? Cyathophylliopsis sp. Beauvais 1970 stony coral