Spar-cemented debris Reef, Liege (Devonian of Belgium)

Also known as Reef 2383

Where: Liege, Belgium (50.6° N, 6.0° E: paleocoordinates 16.9° S, 5.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Souverain-Pré Formation, Late/Upper Famennian (364.7 - 360.7 Ma)

• late marginefera Zone

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; limestone

• The Red marble is restricted to the Baelen Limbourg-Goe area. It presents the only massive carbonate deposit within the Upper Famennian regressive micaceous Condroz Sandstones. This Limestone was locally known as ''Marbre de Bailou'' or ''Jaspe'' according to its extraction site (Grossens, 1982).

•Its the so called Baelen Limestone.

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Preservation: recrystallized, replaced with dolomite, replaced with silica, replaced with pyrite

Collection methods: core, quarrying, peel or thin section

Primary reference: R. Dreesen, M.J.M. Bless, R. Conil, G. Flajs, and C. Laschet. 1985. Depositional environment, paleoecology and diagenetic history of the "Marbre rouge à crinoîdes de Baelen" (late Upper Devonian, Verviers Synclinorium, Eastern Belgium). Annales de la Societe Geologique de Belgique 108:311-359 [W. Kiessling/F. Reichel/F. Reichel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 75672: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Falko Reichel on 24.10.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• The taxonomic list doesn't include Arakaspongiid sponge Spiculae, like anchor-needles, root tuft elements, slightly nodose Tetractinomorpha, pyritized Hexactinomorpha.

Girvanella sp. Nicholson and Etheridge 1878
Girvanella problematica
Girvanella problematica Nicholson and Etheridge 1878
 Ammodiscoidea - Ammodiscidae
Tolypammina sp. Rhumbler 1895
 Textulariina - Baculellidae
Baculella gemina n. gen. n. sp.
Baculella gemina n. gen. n. sp.
 Textulariina - Hyperamminidae
Hyperammina sp. Brady 1879
 Parathuramminacea - Bisphaeridae
 Endothyroidea - Endothyridae
 Fusulinina - Tournayellidae
 Podocopida - Bythocytheridae
Monoceratina sp. Roth 1928 ostracod
 Podocopida - Sigilliidae
 Podocopida -
 Podocopida - Acratiidae
Acratia sp. Delo 1930 ostracod
 Podocopida - Bairdiidae
Bairdia sp. M'Coy 1844 ostracod
? Bairdia sp. M'Coy 1844 ostracod
Processobairdia dreeseni n. gen. n. sp. ostracod
 Podocopida -
 Palaeocopida - Kirkbyidae
cf. Kirkbya sp. Jones 1859 ostracod
 Dasycladales - Beresellaceae