Hypercalcified segmented sponges ("sphinctozoans”) from the Upper Triassic (Norian) reef boulders of Taurus Mountains (southern Turkey)

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Author(s): Senowbari-Daryan B, Link M
Journal: Facies
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
Publication year: 2011
Volume: 57
Pages range: 663-693
ISSN: 0172-9179
Language: English


Upper Triassic Norian reef boulders, exposed in a locality near the fountain "Tavuk Cesme" ("Chicken Fountain") in Taurus Mountains, southern Turkey yielded a large number of hypercalcified sponges, including "sphinctozoans", "inozoans", "spongiomorphids", and "chaetetids". The sphinctozoans from this locality are described in this paper. Geologically, this locality belongs to the Anamas-Akseki autochthonous. The reef boulders of this locality are exposed near the "Tavuk Cesme" fountain, located at the road, leading from the town of Aksu to Yenisarbademli. The following taxa are described: Amblysiphonella taurica nov. sp., Anthalythalamia riedeli Senowbari-Daryan, Calabrisiphonella sphaerica nov. sp., Calabrisiphonella cuifi nov. sp., Cinnabaria minima Senowbari-Daryan, Colospongia recta nov. sp., Colospongia sp. 1, Colospongia sp. 2, Colospongia sp. 3, Cryptocoelia compacta nov. sp., Cryptocoelia? sp., Deningeria crassireticulata Senowbari-Daryan, Zühlke, Bechstädt and Flügel, Discosiphonella minima Senowbari-Daryan and Link, Gigantothalamia ovoidalis Senowbari-Daryan, Hajarispongia dipoyrazensis nov. sp., Hajarispongia cortexifera nov. sp., Kashanella irregularis Senowbari-Daryan, Kashanella cylindrica nov. sp., Parauvanella ferdowsensis Senowbari-Daryan, Parastylothalamia cylindrica nov. gen., nov. sp., Asiphothalamia polyosculata nov. gen, nov. sp., Sollasia norica nov. sp., and Thaumastocoelia sphaeroida Senowbari-Daryan. The most abundant sponge is Amblysiphonella taurica nov. sp. followed by Hajarispongia dipoyrazensis nov. sp., Colospongia and Discosiphonella minima Senowbari-Daryan and Link are also relatively abundant. The stylothalamid sponge Parastylothalamia nov. gen. is an abundant sponge genus in other Norian reefs of the Taurus Mountains, but is rare at the "Tavuk Cesme" locality. © 2011 Her Majesty the Queen in Rights of UK.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Link, Michael
Lehrstuhl für Paläoumwelt
Senowbari-Daryan, Baba apl. Prof. Dr.
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

How to cite

Senowbari-Daryan, B., & Link, M. (2011). Hypercalcified segmented sponges ("sphinctozoans”) from the Upper Triassic (Norian) reef boulders of Taurus Mountains (southern Turkey). Facies, 57, 663-693. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10347-010-0253-x

Senowbari-Daryan, Baba, and Michael Link. "Hypercalcified segmented sponges ("sphinctozoans”) from the Upper Triassic (Norian) reef boulders of Taurus Mountains (southern Turkey)." Facies 57 (2011): 663-693.


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