Heathcote District, Mt. Ida Formation, central Victoria, Australia (Devonian of Australia)

Where: Victoria, Australia (36.8° S, 144.8° E: paleocoordinates 10.1° S, 174.1° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Mount Ida Formation, Lochkovian (419.2 - 410.8 Ma)

• faunal list is from units 2 (Pentamerus beds) and 3 (Pleurodictyum beds) of the Mount Ida Formation, according to the author's figure 1

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; gray sandstone and siltstone

• sandstones ranging in colour from grey, through orange and yellow to purplish tones together with brown, reddish and olive-green siltstones and mudstones

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• list is based on nine years of collecting; this publication appears to be an outlet for amateurs to publish their findings

Primary reference: J. V. Neil. 1982. The Early Devonian Fauna of the Mt. Ida Formation in the Heathcote District. Victorian Naturalist 99(5):195-201 [A. Miller/K. Layou]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 7196: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 10.05.2000, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Trilobita
 Corynexochida - Styginidae
Scutellum sp. Pusch 1833 trilobite
 Odontopleurida - Odontopleuridae
Leonaspis sp. Richter and Richter 1917 trilobite
 Aulacopleurida - Aulacopleuridae
Harpidella sp. McCoy 1849 trilobite
 Phacopida - Phacopidae
Ananaspis sp. Campbell 1967 trilobite
 Phacopida - Acastidae
? Acastella sp. Reed 1925 trilobite
 Phacopida - Dalmanitidae
Dalmanites sp. Barrande 1852 trilobite
? Odontochile sp. Hawle and Corda 1847 trilobite
 Phacopida - Encrinuridae
Encrinurinae indet. Angelin 1854 trilobite
 Phacopida - Cheiruridae
Cheirurus sp. Beyrich 1845 trilobite
 Phacopida - Homalonotidae
 Phacopida - Calymenidae
Sthenarocalymene sp. Siveter 1977 trilobite
 Proetida - Proetidae
Proetus sp. Steininger 1831 trilobite
Tropidocoryphinae indet. Pribyl 1946 trilobite
 Lichida - Lichidae
Acanthopyge sp. Hawle and Corda 1847 trilobite
Ostracoda
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Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
Hyolitha
 Orthothecida - Orthothecidae
? Lentitheca sp. Sysoyev 1958
Lophophorata
 Tentaculitida - Tentaculitidae
Tentaculites sp. von Schlotheim 1820
Strophomenata
 Productida - Chonetidae
Chonetes sp. Fischer de Waldheim 1830
 Orthotetida - Schuchertellidae
 Orthotetida - Pulsiidae
 Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae
 Strophomenida - Stropheodontidae
 Strophomenida - Douvillinidae
Nadiastrophia sp. Talent 1963
 Strophomenida - Leptostrophiidae
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
Leptaena sp. Dalman 1828
 Strophomenida - Strophodontidae
"Stropheodonta limbimura" = Strophomena (Strophodonta)
"Stropheodonta limbimura" = Strophomena (Strophodonta)
 Strophomenida - Amphistrophiidae
 Strophomenida - Strophonellidae
 Strophomenida - Strophomenidae
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Retziellidae
 Athyridida - Meristellidae
 Athyridida - Nucleospiridae
Nucleospira sp. Hall 1859
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
Athyrididae indet. McCoy 1841
 Spiriferinida - Cyrtinidae
Cyrtina sp. Davidson 1858
 Spiriferida - Cyrtiidae
 Spiriferida - Delthyrididae
Howellella sp. Kozlowski 1946
Delthyris sp. Dalman 1828
 Spiriferida - Cyrtinopsidae
 Spiriferida - Hysterolitidae
 Spiriferida -
 Pentamerida - Gypidulidae
Gypidula sp. Hall 1867
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
Atrypa sp. Dalman 1828
 Atrypida - Lissatrypidae
 Rhynchonellida - Leptocoeliidae
 Rhynchonellida - Phoenicitoechiidae
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchotrematidae
Stegerhynchus sp. Foerste 1909
 Rhynchonellida - Camarotoechiidae
Camarotoechia sp. Hall and Clarke 1893
 Rhynchonellida - Hebetoechiidae
 Rhynchonellida -
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchonellidae
 Orthida - Draboviidae
Salopina sp. Boucot 1960
 Orthida - Schizophoriidae
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
Rhipidomellidae indet. Schuchert 1913
 Orthida - Dalmanellidae
Isorthis sp. Kozlowski 1929
 Orthida - Orthidae
Orthidae indet. Woodward 1852
Polychaeta
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? Plumulites sp. Barrande 1872 scale worm
Bivalvia
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Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
Pterinea sp. Goldfuss 1832 oyster
Actinopteria sp. Hall 1884 oyster
 Carditida - Cardiniidae
 Cardiidia - Sanguinolitidae
"Sphenotus sp." = Sanguinolites
"Sphenotus sp." = Sanguinolites M'Coy 1844 clam
 Modiomorphida - Modiomorphidae
Modiolopsis sp. Hall 1847 clam
Glossites sp. Hall 1885 clam
Modiomorpha sp. Hall and Whitfield 1869 clam
Cosmogoniophora sp. McLearn 1918 clam
 Lucinida - Mactromyidae
Paracyclas sp. Hall 1843 clam
 Trigoniida - Eoschizodidae
Eoschizodus sp. Cox 1951 clam
 Protobranchia - Ctenodontidae
Ctenodonta victoriae Chapman 1908 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nuculoidea sp. Williams and Berger 1916 nut clam
 Protobranchia -
Nuculites sp. Conrad 1841 clam
Palaeoneilo sp. Hall and Whitfield 1869 clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Phestia sp. Chernyshev 1951 pointed nut clam
Nuculana sp. Link 1807 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Bellerophontida - Bellerophontidae
Bellerophontidae indet. M'Coy 1851 snail
 Murchisoniina -
Murchisonioidea indet. Koken 1896 snail
 Murchisoniina - Loxonematidae
Stylonema sp. Perner 1907 snail
Cephalopoda
 Orthocerida - Orthoceratidae
Michelinoceras sp. Foerste 1932
 Nautiloidea -
Nautiloidea indet. Agassiz 1847 nautiloid
orthoconic nautiloidea indet.
Bryozoa
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Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Stenolaemata
 Fenestrida - Fenestellidae
Fenestella sp. Lonsdale 1839
unclassified
  -
Vertebrata indet. Lamarck 1801
large, poorly preserved plates with a tuberculate ornament (experts disagree between aganthan ostracoderm or echinoderm remains)
Cystoidea
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Cystoidea indet. von Buch 1846
cystoid plates
Blastoidea
 Blastoidea -
Crinoidea
  -
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
crinoid columnals
 Cyathocrinida - Crotalocrinitidae
Anthozoa
 Auloporida - Auloporidae
Auloporidae indet. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Favositidae
? Favosites sp. Lamarck 1816 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Micheliniidae
Pleurodictyum selcaum tabulate coral
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
Cladopora sp. Hall 1851 tabulate coral
 Rugosa -
Rugosa indet. horn coral
solarity rugose corals
Scyphozoa
 Conulariida - Conulariidae
Conulariinae indet. Walcott 1886 jellyfish
 Life -