Brachiopods of Gambaya Sandstone, Bove Basin (Silurian of Guinea)

Where: Guinea (10.4° N, 13.3° W: paleocoordinates 77.2° S, 59.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Bambaya Sandstone Formation (Telimele Group), Ludlow (427.4 - 423.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

• Bove Basin, NW border of Gondwana. Paleozoic succession, completely detrital, consists of clays [argiles] and sandstones...
• Brachiopods were collected from two shelly layers in the upper part of the Bambaya Sandstone. The fauna consists almost exclusively of brachiopods.

Primary reference: P. R. Racheboeuf and M. Villeneuve. 1992. Une faune Malvino-Cafre de Brachiopodes Siluriens du Bassin Bove (Guinee, Ouest de l'Afrique). Geologica et Palaeontologica 26:1-11 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 25065: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 27.08.2002

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Taxonomic list

Tastjicrinus sp.
crinoid stems
 Lophophorata -
Tentaculitida indet. Ljaschenko 1955
 Strophomenida - Leptostrophiidae
Castellaroina telimelensis n. sp. Racheboeuf and Villeneuve 1992
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
? Ancillotoechia sp. Havlicek 1959
 Rhynchonellida - Leptocoeliidae
 Rhynchonellida - Eatoniidae
 Orthida - Heterorthidae
Heterorthella tondonensis n. sp. Racheboeuf and Villeneuve 1992