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

Where: Tabas Area, Iran (33.0° N, 56.5° E: paleocoordinates 13.3° S, 43.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Parvadeh Formation, Late/Upper Bajocian to Late/Upper Bajocian (171.6 - 164.7 Ma)

• Features range from an angular unconformity to conglomerates at the base

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• crustal fragment
• the base consists of oolithes, mixed siliciclastic-carbonates, or fine to coarse-grained siliciclastics.

•the upper part consist of nodular microbial limestones, rich in sponges

•solitary corals are concentrated at some levels

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 41408: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Marcus Apel on 14.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Stylina kachensis Gregory 1900 stony coral
Cryptocoenia wegeneri Pandey and Fuersich 1993 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Dimorphastraea renevieri Koby 1887 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Microsolena verdati Koby 1889 stony coral
Microsolena ornata Koby 1887 stony coral
Microsolena agariciformis Etallon 1859 stony coral
Chomatoseris iranensis Flügel 1966 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
Dimorphomeandra iranensis n. sp. Pandey and Fürsich 2003 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Axosmiliidae
Axosmilia sessilis Milaschewitsch 1876 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
"Coenotheca zolleriana" = Thecosmilia gregaria M'Coy 1851 stony coral
Thecosmilia langi Koby 1884 stony coral
Montlivaltia caryophyllata Lamouroux 1821 stony coral
Montlivaltia decipiens Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
Latiphyllia cf. confluens Quenstedt 1843 stony coral