Barton Limestone, Torquay, Bay Reef Complex (Devonian of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Reef 1218

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.5° N, 3.5° W: paleocoordinates 29.1° S, 21.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: upper Polygnathus varcus + lower Polygnathus asymmetricus conodont zone, Barton Member (Torquay Limestone Formation), Givetian (387.7 - 382.7 Ma)

• Upper Polygnathus varcus to lower asymmetricus zone.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; limestone

• darker-gray, limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying

Primary reference: C.T. Scrutton. 1977. Facies variations in the Devonian limestones of eastern South Devon. Geological Magazine 114:165-248 [W. Kiessling/F. Reichel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 81021: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Falko Reichel on 26.05.2008, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cyrtoneritimorpha - Orthonychiidae
"Capulus puellaris" = Orthonychia puellaris1
"Capulus puellaris" = Orthonychia puellaris1 Whidborne 1891 snail
 Euomphalina - Platyceratidae
"? Capulus invictus n. sp." = Platyostoma invictus1
"? Capulus invictus n. sp." = Platyostoma invictus1 Whidborne 1891 snail
 Bellerophontida - Bellerophontidae
Bellerophon lineatus2 Dechen 1832 snail
 Murchisoniina - Soleniscidae
Macrochilina lincta1 Phillips 1841 snail
Macrochilina ejecta1 Whidborne 1891 snail
 Auloporida - Syringoporidae
Syringopora sp. Goldfuss 1826 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
Thamnopora sp. Steininger 1831 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Alveolitidae
Alveolites sp. Lamarck 1801 tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Ptenophyllidae
? Grypophyllum sp. Wedekind 1922 horn coral
 Stauriida - Stringophyllidae
Sociophyllum sp. Birenheide 1962 horn coral
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
Thamnophyllum caespitosum horn coral
subsp. paucitabulatum
Phillipsastrea hennahi horn coral
Macgeea sp. Webster 1889 horn coral
 Stauriida - Cyathophyllidae
Cyathophyllum (Peripaedium) planum horn coral
Museum collection from Barton