Chinaman Creek Lst Lower Fauna, Broken River Province, N Queensland (Devonian to of Australia)

Where: Queensland, Australia (19.5° S, 145.0° E: paleocoordinates 6.1° S, 160.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Chinaman Creek Limestone Member (Broken River Formation), Emsian to Emsian (407.6 - 387.7 Ma)

• Late Emsian to early Eifelian

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone and calcareous shale

• Shallow marine.
• Ref. 10847: "2250 feet of limestone with moderate-sized bioherms at the base" "Predominantly detrital limestones with thin calcareous shales and several thick coarse sandstone beds; large reefal limestones in basal unit...Interbedded in the Broken River Formation and grading laterally into muddy sediments to the south"

Primary reference: J. S. Jell, A. Simpson, R. Mawson and J. A. Talent. 1993. Biostratigraphic summary. in I. W. Withnall and S. C. Lang, eds. Geology of the Broken River Province, north Queensland [Queensland Geology vol. 4; Department of Minerals and Energy] 239-245 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40011: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 14.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

• For the most part, only the corals are considered in any detail.
Trilobita indet. Walch 1771 trilobite
Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
 Chaetetida - Chaetetidae
Chaetetes sp. Fischer von Waldheim 1829 demosponge
 Stromatoporoidea -
 Tabulata -
Tabulata indet. tabulate coral
 Cystiphyllida - Cystiphyllidae
Cystiphylloides sp. Chapman 1893 horn coral
 Cystiphyllida - Goniophyllidae
Calceola sp. Lamarck 1799 horn coral
 Rugosa - Chonophyllidae
Sinospongophyllum sp. Yoh 1937 horn coral
 Stauriida - Ptenophyllidae
Lyrielasma sp. Hill 1939 horn coral
Xystriphyllum sp. Hill 1939 horn coral
Taimyrophyllum sp. Chernyshev 1941 horn coral
Acanthophyllum sp. Dybowski 1873 horn coral
 Stauriida - Stringophyllidae
Stringophyllum sp. Wedekind 1922 horn coral
Sociophyllum sp. Birenheide 1962 horn coral
 Stauriida - Endophyllidae
Endophyllum sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 horn coral
 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
Phacellophyllum sp. G├╝rich 1909 horn coral
Protomacgeea sp. Rozkowska 1956 horn coral
Thamnophyllum sp. Penecke 1894 horn coral
"Phillipsastraea sp." = Phillipsastrea d'Orbigny 1849 horn coral