Order AULOPORIDA
Order Auloporida Sokolov, 1947

Taxon ID: 327 / 2014-02-25
Belongs to: Tabulata
Sister taxa: Chaetetida | Tetradiida | Sarcinulida | Favositida | Heliolitida
Contains: Auloporicae | Syringoporicae
Stratigraphic range: Lower Ordovician Permian | ~ 488,3–251,0 Ma
Baltoscandian species (in database): 21

Taxon overview

Order AULOPORIDA, ?Lower Ordovician - Upper Permian. Tube-like corallites grow up next to each other communicating by pore tunnels (Syringoporicae, Fig. 5A) or are reptant and encrusting surfaces with mural pores (Auloporicae, Joon. 5B). Septal spines are present and tabulae may be absent. Syringoporids are abundant in upper-Silurian outcrops in Saaremaa (Lõo and Katri cliffs). Syringopora affabilis has a peculiar symbiosis with stromatoporoid. Syringopora multifaria is more common. Encrusting Aulopora amica is abundant in Katri cliff. 

Selection of related publications

  • Zatoń et al., 2016. A new microconchid species from the Silurian of Baltica [DOI]
  • 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
  • Mõtus, 2004. Tabulate corals from the Lower Silurian of Jämtland (Sweden)
  • Tchudinova, 1986. The composition, system and phylogeny of fossil corals. Order Syringoporida
  • Klaamann, 1983. The Tabulate corals of Jaani and Jaagarahu Stages (Wenlockian, Estonia) and their Biozones
  • Klaamann, 1982. Tabulate communities (Late Wenlock and Ludlow, Gotland)
  • Klaamann, 1979b. Tabulate and heliolitid corals
  • Brood, 1978b. Skeletal structures of Silurian auloporid corals
  • Stel & de Coo, 1977. The Silurian Upper Burgsvik and Lower Hamra-Sundre Beds, Gotland
  • Klaamann, 1971b. Tabulate corals of upper coral limestone in Norway
  • Klaamann, 1971a. Über einige Korallen aus der Bohrung von File Haidar (Gotland, Schweden)
  • Stasinska, 1970. Some Upper Silurian tabulata from Lezyce-Belcz section (Holy Cross Mts.)
  • Stasinska, 1967. Tabulata from Norway, Sweden and from the erratic boulders of Poland
  • Klaamann, 1966b. The incommunicate tabulata of Estonia
  • Klaamann, 1962a. Upper Silurian Tabulata of Estonia
  • Klaamann, 1961b. The Wenlockian tabulata and heliolitida of Estonia
  • Sokolov, 1955. Tabulates from the Palaeozoic of the European part of the USSR. Introduction.