Mandal-Obo, Mushgai area (Silurian of Mongolia)

Also known as Reef 2415

Where: Mongolia (44.4° N, 104.3° E: paleocoordinates 38.1° N, 30.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ludlow (427.4 - 423.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• tabulate coral bioherms, 10-15 m thick, 10-30 m wide

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: L. N. Bolshakova and L. M. Ulitina. 1985. Stromatoporaty i biostratigrafiya nizhnego paleozoya Mongolii [Stromatoporata and biostratigraphy of the Lower Paleozoic of Mongolia]. Trudy Sovmestnaya Sovetsko-Mongolskaya Paleontologicheskaya Ekspeditisiya [Transactions of the Joint Soviet-Mongolian Paleontological Expedition] 27:5-94 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 79685: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 18.03.2008

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Taxonomic list

 Favositida - Favositidae
Favosites kennihoensis tabulate coral
subsp. minus
Favosites subfavosus Klaamann 1962 tabulate coral
Favosites gothlandicus Lamarck 1816 tabulate coral
Mesofavosites regularis tabulate coral
 Favositida - Alveolitidae
 Heliolitida - Halysitidae
Halysites bifidus tabulate coral
Catenipora exilis Eichwald 1829 tabulate coral
 Cystiphyllida - Tryplasmatidae
"Holacanthia robusta" = Aphyllum, "Holacanthia suetenkoae" = Aphyllum
"Holacanthia robusta" = Aphyllum horn coral
"Holacanthia suetenkoae" = Aphyllum horn coral
 Stauriida - Ptenophyllidae
 Stauriida - Streptelasmatidae
 Stauriida - Paliphyllidae
 Stauriida - Kodonophyllidae
 Stauriida - Endophyllidae