Autobahnknoten Langenhorst Bivalves (Devonian of Germany)

Where: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany (51.3° N, 7.1° E: paleocoordinates 15.9° S, 5.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Famennian (364.7 - 360.7 Ma)

• Strunian (Etroeungt); collection is a series of beds collectively referred to as "71". See Michels (PBDB ref. 10268).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; calcareous shale and lime mudstone

• Entire sequence consists of 300 m of micrite, siltstone, sandstone, shale, and calcareous shale, and some micrite and oomicrite, mostly high in the section (above bed 71).

Primary reference: M. R. W. Amler, E. Thomas, and K. M. Weber. 1990. Bivalven des hoechsten Oberdevons im Bergischen Land (Strunium; noerdliches Rheinisches Schiefergebirge). Geologica et Palaeontologica 24 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38266: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 19.04.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Michels gives greater stratigraphic resolution, so I have used his monograph for other faunal elements. Amler et al. is used for bivalves because it includes some revision.
 Arcida - Parallelodontidae
 Pectinida - Entoliidae
Pernopecten sp. Winchell 1865 scallop
 Pectinida - Euchondriidae
Euchondria vera Drevermann 1902 scallop
 Pectinida -
 Pectinida - Limidae
? Palaeolima sp. Hind 1903 file clam
 Pectinida - Aviculopectinidae
 Pectinida - Deltopectinidae
 Pectinida - Limipectinidae
? Acanthopecten sp. Girty 1903 scallop
 Pectinida - Pterinopectinidae
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
 Pterioida -
 Lucinida - Mactromyidae
Paracyclas sp. Hall 1843 clam
 Trigoniida - Schizodidae
 Protobranchia -
? Palaeoneilo "sp. 1 aff. lirata" Hall and Whitfield 1869 clam
? Palaeoneilo "sp. 2 aff emarginata" Hall and Whitfield 1869 clam
? Palaeoneilo lirata Phillips 1841 clam