Kamar-e-Mehdi area (Jurassic to of Iran)

Where: Tabas Area, Iran (33.0° N, 56.5° E: paleocoordinates 13.3° S, 43.5° 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: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified, ooidal mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments

• crustal fragment (Tabas-Block)
• massive oolithes and mixed carbonate-silicviclastics. Coral patch reefs are well developed.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: D. K. Pandey and F. T. Fürsich. 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 41397: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Marcus Apel on 14.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Microsolena verdati Koby 1889 stony coral
Microsolena agariciformis Etallon 1859 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
Dimorphomeandra iranensis n. sp. Pandey and Fürsich 2003 stony coral