Benny's Tops area (Devonian of Australia)

Where: New South Wales, Australia (31.8° S, 151.7° E: paleocoordinates 13.2° S, 174.2° E)

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: dehiscens - serotinus zone, limestones Member, Emsian (407.6 - 393.3 Ma)

• Dated by corals and conodonts.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone

• "Limestones."

Primary reference: G. M. S. Dongal. 1995. Early Devonian (Pragian and early Emsian) fauna from the eastern Tamworth Terrane, New South Wales. Memoir of the Association of Autralasian Palaeontologists 18:131-142 [J. Alroy/M. Sommers]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 3698: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Mike Sommers on 06.08.1999

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Taxonomic list

• Includes conodonts and corals.
Conodonta
 Ozarkodinida -
Ozarkodina ? buchanensis conodont
originally entered as "Ozarkodina ? buchanensis"
Anthozoa
 Auloporida - Roemeriidae
Roemeripora progenitor tabulate coral
 Auloporida - Syringoporidae
Syringopora sp. Goldfuss 1826 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Favositidae
Squameofavosites bohemicus tabulate coral
forma taimyrica
Squameofavosites bryani tabulate coral
Favosites goldfussi Lecompte 1939 tabulate coral
var. eifelensis
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
Gracilopora sp. Chudinova 1964 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Parastriatoporidae
Yacutiopora sp. Dubatolov 1964 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Coenitidae
Coenites gippslandica tabulate coral
 Heliolitida - Pseudoplasmoporidae
 Cystiphyllida - Cystiphyllidae
Cystiphyllum sp. Lonsdale 1839 horn coral
 Stauriida - Ptenophyllidae
Acanthophyllum cf. clermontense Etheridge 1911 horn coral
originally entered as "Acanthophyllum cf. clermontense"
 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
Thamnophyllum sp. Penecke 1894 horn coral
 Stauriida - Cyathophyllidae
? Mictophyllum sp. Lang and Smith 1939 horn coral
originally entered as "? Mictophyllum sp."
Radiophyllum sp. Hill 1942 horn coral