Order SARCINULIDA
Order Sarcinulida Sokolov, 1950

Taxon ID: 318 / 2016-03-09
Belongs to: Tabulata
Sister taxa: Chaetetida | Tetradiida | Favositida | Heliolitida | Auloporida
Contains: Syringophyllidae | Theciidae
Stratigraphic range: Ordovician Devonian | ~ 488,3–354,0 Ma
Baltoscandian species (in database): 24

Taxon overview

Order SARCINULIDA, Middle Ordovician - Devonian. The order contains corals with different shape and structure. It is divided into Syringophyllidae - tabularia communicated by interseptal spaces or by canals and channels (Joon. 1), Billingsariidae - pores are often missing and Theciidae -  walls are often thickened and pores are represented by mural pores or tunnels. They all have short septa. Baltoscandian oldest tabulate corals Eoflecheria and Lyopora from syringophyllids are common in the Oandu Stage of Vasalemma Nordkalk quarry and of the Rummu quarry. Peculiar Sarcinula hemispherical colonies are abundant in Vormsi and Pirgu stages of Hiiumaa shore localities (Sarcinula lata, Sarcinula organum). Massive colonies of Thecia (Thecia confluens) and branching Laceripora (Laceripora cribosa) are found in the Paadla Stage of upper Silurian cliffs and quarries of Saaremaa. 

Selection of related publications

  • Kershaw & Mõtus, 2016 . Palaeoecology of corals and stromatoporoids in a late Silurian biostrome in Estonia [DOI]
  • Mõtus & Hints, O., 2007. 10th International Symposium on Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera. Excursion B2: Lower Paleozoic geology and corals of Estonia. Excursion Guidebook
  • Kershaw et al., 2006. Stromatoporoid response to muddy substrates in Silurian limestones
  • Sokolov & Tesakov, 1984. Populational, biocenotic and biostratigraphic analysis tabulates. Model of Podolia
  • Klaamann, 1983. The Tabulate corals of Jaani and Jaagarahu Stages (Wenlockian, Estonia) and their Biozones
  • Klaamann, 1979b. Tabulate and heliolitid corals
  • Stel & de Coo, 1977. The Silurian Upper Burgsvik and Lower Hamra-Sundre Beds, Gotland
  • Klaamann, 1975a. Zur Taxonomie einiger mittelordovizischer Tabulatenarten Norwegens, Schwedens und Estlands
  • Preobrazhensky & Klaamann, 1975. Relations between the genera Sarcinula, Calapoecia and Lyopora (Tabulata)
  • Klaamann, 1971b. Tabulate corals of upper coral limestone in Norway
  • Klaamann, 1970a. Variability and taxonomic position of Angopora hisingeri (Jones)
  • Stasinska, 1967. Tabulata from Norway, Sweden and from the erratic boulders of Poland
  • Klaamann, 1966b. The incommunicate tabulata of Estonia
  • Klaamann, 1966a. On the systematic position of Favosites coreaniformis Sokolov
  • Klaamann, 1964. Late Ordovician and Early Silurian Favositida of Estonia
  • Klaamann, 1962a. Upper Silurian Tabulata of Estonia
  • Klaamann, 1961b. The Wenlockian tabulata and heliolitida of Estonia