Allstones Creek Coralline Patch Reef, Alberta (Devonian of Canada)

Also known as Reef 1460

Where: Alberta, Canada (52.3° N, 116.5° W: paleocoordinates 12.0° S, 43.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Mt. Hawk Formation, Frasnian (382.7 - 372.2 Ma)

• Thickness of the patch Reef 200 - 225 Meter

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; limestone

• flaggy, well bedded, rusty weathering skeletal limstones composed of trepostome bryozoans


Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section

• Not in List: bryozoans, Crinoids,

Primary reference: A. S. Hedinger. 1989. Allstones Creek reef (Frasnian), Alberta. Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, Memoir 13:454-456 [G. Webster/G. Webster/S. Bruning]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 76070: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Falko Reichel on 12.11.2007, edited by Uta Merkel

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Atrypida - Atrypidae
Atrypa sp. Dalman 1828
 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
Phillipsastrea sp. d'Orbigny 1849 horn coral
Thamnophyllum pedderi1 McLean 2005 horn coral
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
Hexagonaria sp. G├╝rich 1896 horn coral
 Stauriida - Kyphophyllidae
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
Thamnopora sp. Steininger 1831 tabulate coral
 Auloporida - Auloporidae
Aulopora sp. Goldfuss 1829 tabulate coral
 Auloporida - Syringoporidae
Syringopora sp. Goldfuss 1826 tabulate coral