Auloporida Sokolov, 1947


Taxon ID: 327 / 2014-02-25
Fossil group: Tabulata
Belongs to:
Stratigraphic range: Alam-Ordoviitsium Perm (within ca. 488.3–251.0 million years)
Baltoscandian species (in database):
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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
Kershaw, S. & Mõtus, M.-A. 2016. Palaeoecology of corals and stromatoporoids in a late Silurian biostrome in Estonia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 61, 1, 33-50. DOI:10.4202/app.00094.2014
Zatoń, M., Vinn, O. & Toom, U. 2016. A new microconchid species from the Silurian of Baltica. Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences 65, 2, 115-123. DOI:10.3176/earth.2016.09
Vinn, O., Wilson, M. A. & Mõtus, M.-A. 2014. Symbiotic endobiont biofacies in the Silurian of Baltica. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 404, 24-29. DOI:10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.03.041
Mõtus, M.-A. & Hints, O. (eds) 2007. 10th International Symposium on Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera. Excursion B2: Lower Paleozoic geology and corals of Estonia. Excursion Guidebook. 10th International Symposium on Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera, pp. 1-64.
Mõtus, M.-A. 2004. Tabulate corals from the Lower Silurian of Jämtland (Sweden). GFF 126, 4, 339-352. DOI:10.1080/11035890401264339
Tchudinova, I. I. 1986. The composition, system and phylogeny of fossil corals. Order Syringoporida. Transactions of the Paleontological Institute (PIN) , 216, 1-204.
Klaamann, E. 1983. The Tabulate corals of Jaani and Jaagarahu Stages (Wenlockian, Estonia) and their Biozones. Lower Paleozoic paleontology of Baltics and Podolia. Ed: Klaamann, E., pp. 3-40.
Klaamann, E. 1982. Tabulate communities (Late Wenlock and Ludlow, Gotland). Кальо Д. & Клааманн Э. (рeд.) Сообщества и биозоны в силуре Прибалтики., pp. 35-50.
Klaamann, E. 1979. Tabulate and heliolitid corals. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning , 762, 81-85. Lower Wenlock faunal and floral dynamics - Vattenfallet section, Gotland. Eds: Jaanusson V., Laufeld S. & Skoglund R., pp. 81-85.
Brood, K. 1978. Skeletal structures of Silurian auloporid corals. GFF 100, 1, 53-63. DOI:10.1080/11035897809448560
Stel, J. H. & de Coo, J. C. M. 1977. The Silurian Upper Burgsvik and Lower Hamra-Sundre Beds, Gotland. Scripta Geologica 44, 1-43.
Klaamann, E. R. 1971. Tabulate corals of upper coral limestone in Norway. Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the Estonian SSR. Chemistry and Geology 20, 4, 356-363.
Klaamann, E. 1971. Über einige Korallen aus der Bohrung von File Haidar (Gotland, Schweden). Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the Estonian SSR. Geology 20, 1, 73-77.
Stasinska, A. 1970. Some Upper Silurian tabulata from Lezyce-Belcz section (Holy Cross Mts.). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 15, 4, 507-514.
Stasinska, A. 1967. Tabulata from Norway, Sweden and from the erratic boulders of Poland. Palaeontologia Polonica 18, , 1-112.
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Klaamann, E. R. 1961. The Wenlockian tabulata and heliolitida of Estonia. Trudy Instituta geologii AN ESSR 6, 69-112. ENSV Teaduste Akadeemia Geoloogia Instituudi Uurimused VI, pp. 69-112.
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Bekker, H. 1925. Lühike ülevaade Eesti geoloogiast. (Eozoiline ja paleozoiline ladekond). Eesti. Maa, rahvas, kultuur, pp. 31-61.