Articles

 

Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana

Volumen 70, núm. 3, 2018, p. 787 - 795

http://dx.doi.org/10.18268/BSGM2018v70n3a11
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 First report of the rugose coral Hexagonaria davidsoni from the Khoshyeilagh Formation (Devonian), Alborz Mountains, Northeastern Iran

Mostafa Falahatgar1, Andreas May2, Mehdi Sarfi3  

1Department of Geology, Payame Noor University, Shiraz, Iran, 71893-73111.
2Friedrich-List-Str. 66, D-59425 Unna, Germany.
3School of Earth Sciences, Damghan University, Damghan, Iran, 36716-41167.
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Abstract

The Middle to Late Devonian Khoshyeilagh Formation successions are here reported from the Khoshyeilagh neck, Alborz Mountains, Northeastern Iran. This formation is very fossiliferous. The rugose coral Hexagonaria davidsoni occurs within Frasnian strata and is the first report of this species from the Khoshyeilagh Formation.

Keywords: Devonian, Frasnian, rugose corals, Anthozoa, Alborz Mountains, Iran.