Illaenus Band, Heathcote District (Silurian of Australia)

Also known as Illaenus Band, Wapentake Formation, Heathcote District, Victoria, Australia

Where: Victoria, Australia (34.1° S, 151.0° E: paleocoordinates 10.7° N, 174.7° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Pterospathodus amorphognathoides amorphognathoides conodont zone, Costerfield Siltstone Formation, Telychian (438.5 - 433.4 Ma)

• Originally given as Illaenus Band of Wapentake and as Llandovery. The Wapentake is now thought to be Sheinwoodian, but the Illaenus Band now is put in the Telychian Costerfield Siltstone (PJW).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; silty claystone

• silty claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. A. Talent. 1965. The Silurian and Early Devonian Faunas of the Heathcote District, Victoria. Geological Survey of Victoria Memoir 26:1-55 [A. Miller/K. Layou/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 8028: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 14.06.2000, edited by Pete Wagner

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Taxonomic list

 Palaeocopida - Leperditellidae
Haploprimitia sp. ostracod
Haploprimitia sp. A and B
 Palaeocopida - Beyrichiidae
 Palaeocopida - Bolliidae
 Palaeocopida - Aechminidae
 Palaeocopida - Drepanellidae
 Palaeocopida - Hollinidae
 Palaeocopida - Tetradellidae
 Palaeocopida - Kloedenellidae
 Podocopida - Healdiidae
Cytherellina sp. Jones and Holl 1869 ostracod
 Beyrichiacea -
 Corynexochida - Styginidae
 Odontopleurida -
? Odontopleurida indet. Whittington 1959 trilobite
 Phacopida - Dalmanitidae
 Phacopida - Phacopidae
 Atrypida - Lissatrypidae
 Strophomenida - Leptestiidae
 Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae
 Strophomenida - Chonetidae
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
Leptaena spp. Dalman 1828
 Strophomenida - Strophomenidae
Strophomena ? sp. Rafinesque and De Blainville 1824
 Trepostomata -
Trepostomata indet. Ulrich 1882
 Hyolithida - Hyolithidae
Plumulites sp. Barrande 1872 scale worm
 Nuculanida - Cucullellidae
 Nuculanida - Malletiidae
Palaeoneilo ? sp. Hall and Whitfield 1869 clam
 Solemyida - Ctenodontidae
Ctenodonta sp. n. sp., "Nucula chapmani" = Ctenodonta chapmani
Ctenodonta sp. n. sp. Salter 1852 clam
"Nucula chapmani" = Ctenodonta chapmani Öpik 1953 clam
 Bellerophontida - Tropidodiscidae
Tropidodiscus sp. Meek and Worthen 1866 snail
Sinuitina ? matuta Öpik 1953 snail
 Bellerophontida - Bellerophontidae
Bellerophontidae indet., "Kokenospira trisinuata" = Bucanopsis trisinuata
Bellerophontidae indet. M'Coy 1851 snail
"Kokenospira trisinuata" = Bucanopsis trisinuata Öpik 1953 snail
 Bellerophontida - Bucaniidae
Phragmolites phaecus Öpik 1953 snail
 Bellerophontida - Plectonotidae
"Bucanella trimetra" = Tritonophon trimetra
"Bucanella trimetra" = Tritonophon trimetra Öpik 1953 snail
 Murchisoniina - Loxonematidae
Loxonema subangulatum Öpik 1953 snail
 Murchisoniina - Lophospiridae
Lophospiridae indet. Wenz 1938 snail
 Euomphalina - Holopeidae
"Raphispira ? latens" = Holopea latens
"Raphispira ? latens" = Holopea latens Öpik 1953 snail
 Nautiloidea -
Nautiloidea indet. Agassiz 1847 nautiloid
  - Coleolidae
 Rugosa -
Rugosa indet. horn coral
solitary coral
 Conulariida - Conulariidae
Paraconularia fletcheri n. sp. jellyfish
Paraconularia? n. sp. fletcheri