Fairholme Reef Complex, Hummingbird Creek, Cripple Tongue (Devonian of Canada)

Also known as Reef 1461

Where: Alberta, Canada (52.1° N, 116.1° W: paleocoordinates 12.3° S, 43.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cripple Tongue Member (Mount Hawk Formation), Frasnian (382.7 - 372.2 Ma)

• NW margin of the Fairholme Reef Complex near the Cline Channel (separating the Fairholm and the Southesk Cairn complex). Cripple Tongue facies of the Mount Hawk Formation.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; lithified, argillaceous limestone and lithified, calcareous shale

• reef slope debris beds

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: R. S. McLean. 2005. Phillipsastreid corals from the Frasnian (Upper Devonian) of western Canada: taxonomy and biostratigraphic significance. NRC Press 1-109 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 83727: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 28.08.2008

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Taxonomic list

 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
Peneckiella gracilis n. sp. McLean 2005 horn coral
Phillipsastrea irregularis Webster and Fenton 1924 horn coral