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Sponges from the Jurassic of the Shotori Mountains Part III. Endostoma Roemer, Eudea Lamouroux, Pareudea Étallon, Preperonidella Finks & Rigby, Polyendostoma Roemer, Seriespongia n. gen., and Iniquispongia n. gen.

Senowbari-Daryan, Baba; Fürsich, Franz T.; Rashidi, Koorosch

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Middle to Upper Jurassic platform and slope deposits, called Esfandiar Limestone Formation and Qale Dokhtar Formation, respectively are widespread in the Shotori Mountains, east-central Iran and contain minor reef and reefal limestones. Together with the silty Middle-Upper Jurassic Baghamshah Formation they contain abundant sponges, including hexactinellids, lithistids, demospongids (mainly chaetetids) and calcispongids ("pharetronids"). The following sponge taxa are described in this paper: Endostoma intermedia (Münster), E. perplexa (Quenstedt), E. stellata n. sp., Eudea perforata (Quenstedt), E. maxima n. sp., Pareudea bronni (Münster), P. gemella (Quenstedt), Preperonidella tabasensis n. sp., P. cf. tabasensis, P. sp.1, P. sp. 2, P. sp. 3, Polyendostoma? regularis n. sp., P.? irregularis n. sp., Seriespongia iranica n. gen., n. sp., and Iniquispongia iranica n. gen., n. sp. The most abundant taxon in the collection is Preperonidella represented by several species.

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