Fairholme Reef Complex, Cripple Creek (Devonian of Canada)

Also known as Reef 1455

Where: Alberta, Canada (52.2° N, 116.1° W: paleocoordinates 12.2° S, 43.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Peechee Member (Southesk 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), upper Peechee Member

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified limestone

• marginal facies of the reef complex, debris beds and some bioherms and biostromes

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 83725: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 28.08.2008

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Taxonomic list

 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
 Stauriida - Kyphophyllidae