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Table 4 Taxonomic affinities of the Vitznau Marl coral fauna (= 17 genera) to other Valanginian coral assemblages, consisting of a similar number of genera or higher (see Appendix Table 6 for assemblages excluded from this evaluation), using the Jaccard index (= number of shared genera, divided by total number of genera in two localities); [x] = number of shared genera. Note: percentages rounded off to nearest 0.5%

From: Scleractinian corals from the Lower Cretaceous of the Alpstein area (Anthozoa; Vitznau Marl; lower Valanginian) and a preliminary comparison with contemporaneous coral assemblages

Valanginian coral-bearing locality Number of genera (recognized) Percentage of genera also occurring in the Vitznau Marl (SI) Percentage of genera also occurring in Bulgaria (B) Percentage of genera also occurring in Hungary (H) Percentage of genera also occurring in Spain (SpI) Percentage of genera also occurring in Spain (SpII) Percentage of genera also occurring in Switzerland (non-Vitznau Marl) (SII) Percentage of genera also occurring in Ukraine (U) Valanginian genera occurring in multiple contemporaneous assemblages (for further details see Appendix Tabes 6 and 7)
Vitznau Marl (SI) 17 –- 9.5% [6] 11.5% [5] 3.5% [1] 14.5% [7] 6.5% [2] 9% [3] Actinaraea (H, SpI), Actinastrea (SpII), Adelocoenia (B, H, SpII), Axosmilia (B, SpII, SII), Complexastrea (SpII), Cyathophora (B, H, SpII, U), Heterocoenia (SpII), Latiastrea (H, SpII, U), Montlivaltia (B, SII), Placophyllia (B, H), Pleurophyllia (B), Thamnoseris (U),
Bulgaria (B) 46 9.5% [6] 15.5% [11] 10% [6] 13% [10] 15% [9] 11.5% [7] Adelocoenia (H, SpII, SI), Ahrdorffia (H, SpI), Axosmilia (SpII, SI, SII), Calamophylliopsis (U), Cladophyllia (SpI), Comoseris (SpI, SpII, SII, U), Cyathophora (H, SpII, SI, U), Dendraraea (H), Dimorphastrea (H, SII), Dimorphocoenia (U), Enallhelia (H), Epistreptum (U), Heliocoenia (H, SpII, SII, U), Latiphyllia (U), Latomeandra (SpII), Microphyllia (H, SpI), Microsolena (H, SpI), Montlivaltia (SI, SII), Periseris (SpI, SpII, SII), Placophyllia (H, SI), Pleurophyllia (SI), Rhipidogyra (SpII), Stylosmilia (SII), Synastrea (H, SpII), Thecosmilia (SII), Tricassastraea (SpII, SII)
Hungary (H) 26 11.5% [6] 15.5% [11] –- 18% [7] 12% [7] 10% [4] 14.5% [6] Actinaraea (SpI, SI), Adelocoenia (B, SpII, SI), Ahrdorffia (B, SpI), Baryhelia (Paronastraea) (SpII), Columnocoenia (U), Cyathophora (B, SpII, SI, U), Dendraraea (B), Dimorphastrea (B, SII), Diplocoenia (U), Ellipsocoenia (SpI, SII), Enallhelia (B), Epistreptophyllum (SII), Heliocoenia (B, SpII, SII, U), Latiastrea (SpII, SI, U), Microphyllia (B, SpI), Microsolena (B, SpI), Placophyllia (B, SI), Polyphylloseris (SpI), Stylina (SpI, SpII, U), Synastrea (B, SpII)
Valanginian coral-bearing locality Number of genera (recognized) Percentage of genera also occurring in the Vitznau Marl (SI) Percentage of genera also occurring in Bulgaria (B) Percentage of genera also occurring in Hungary (H) Percentage of genera also occurring in Spain (SpI) Percentage of genera also occurring in Spain (SpII) Percentage of genera also occurring in Switzerland (non-Vitznau Marl) (SII) Percentage of genera also occurring in Ukraine (U) Valanginian genera occurring in multiple contemporaneous assemblages (for further details see Appendix Tables 6 and 7)
Spain (SpI) 13 3.5% [1] 10% [6] 18% [7] 9% [4] 11% [3] 7% [2] Actinaraea (H, SI), Ahrdorffia (B, H), Cladophyllia (B), Comoseris (B, SpII, SII, U), Ellipsocoenia (H, SII), Meandrophyllia (SpII), Microphyllia (B, H), Microsolena (B, H), Periseris (B, SpII, SII), Polyphylloseris (H), Stylina (H, SpII, U)
Spain (SpII) 32 14.5% [7] 13% [10] 12% [7] 9% [4] 13% [6] 14.5% [7] Actinastrea (SI), Adelocoenia (B, H, SI), Amphiastrea (U), Axosmilia (B, SI, SII), Baryhelia (Paronastraea) (H), Comoseris (B, SpI, SII, U), Complexastrea (SI), Cyathophora (B, H, SI, U), Heliocoenia (B, H, SII, U), Heterocoenia (SI), Latiastrea (H, SI, U), Latomeandra (B), Meandrophyllia (SpI), Periseris (B, SpI, SII), Rhipidogyra (B), Stereocoenia (SII), Stylina (H, SpI, U), Synastrea (B, H), Thalamocaeniopsis (U), Tricassastraea (B, SII)
Switzerland (SII, (non-Vitznau Marl) 15 6.5% [2] 15% [9] 10% [4] 11% [3] 13% [6] 6.5% [2] Axosmilia (B, SpII, SI), Comoseris (B, SpI, SpII, U), Dimorphastrea (B, H), Ellipsocoenia (H, SpI), Epistreptophyllum (H), Heliocoenia (B, H, SpII, U), Montlivaltia (B, SI), Periseris (B, SpI, SpII), Stereocoenia (SpII), Stylosmilia (B), Thecosmilia (B), Tricassastraea (B, SpII)
Ukraine (U) 16 9% [3] 11.5% [7] 14.5% [6] 7% [2] 14.5% [7] 6.5% [2] Amphiastrea (SpII), Calamophylliopsis (B), Columnocoenia (H), Comoseris (B, SpI, SpII, SII), Cyathophora (B, H, SpII, SI), Dimorphocoenia (B), Diplocoenia (H), Epistreptum (B), Heliocoenia (B, H, SpII, SII), Latiastrea (H, SpII, SI), Latiphyllia (B), Stylina (H, SpI, SpII), Thalamocaeniopsis (SpII), Thamnoseris (SI),