Springe spring blocks, Sauerland, Germany (Devonian of Germany)

Also known as Reef 1480

Where: Germany (51.3° N, 7.7° E: paleocoordinates 23.5° S, 8.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Gr├╝newiese Member (Ihmert Formation), Eifelian (393.3 - 387.7 Ma)

• Age based on brachiopods

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified bindstone and lithified bafflestone

• Blocks of biostromal limestones with coverstones that pass laterally into crinoid debris limestones. Thin bafflestones intercalated

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk, mechanical, peel or thin section,

Primary reference: A. May. 1992. Paleoecology of upper Eifelian and lower Givetian coral limestones in the northwestern Sauerland (Devonian; Rhenish Massif) . Facies 26:103-116 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 25365: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 10.09.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Complete
Rothpletzella
  -
Girvanella problematica
  -
Girvanella problematica Nicholson and Etheridge 1878
unclassified
  -
Trilobita
  -
Trilobita indet. Walch 1771 trilobite
Ostracoda
  -
Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Bivalvia
 Megalodontida - Megalodontidae
Megalodontidae indet. Morris 1853 clam
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Stenolaemata
 Fenestrida - Fenestellidae
 Rhabdomesida - Nikiforovellidae
Crinoidea
  -
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
 Spiriferida - Reticulariidae
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
"Spinatrypa (Invertrypa) kelusiana" = Invertrypa
"Spinatrypa (Invertrypa) kelusiana" = Invertrypa
 Rhynchonellida - Ladogiidae
Anthozoa
 Auloporida - Syringoporidae
 Auloporida - Romingeriidae
Remesia cf. crispa tabulate coral
 Auloporida - Auloporidae
Aulopora parva tabulate coral
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
Thamnopora angusta tabulate coral
Thamnopora urensis tabulate coral
subspecies spinulosa
 Favositida - Alveolitidae
Alveolites edwardsi tabulate coral
 Favositida - Coenitidae
 Cystiphyllida - Cystiphyllidae
"Mesophyllum (Cystiphylloides) duplicatum" = Cystiphylloides
"Mesophyllum (Cystiphylloides) duplicatum" = Cystiphylloides horn coral
 Stauriida - Laccophyllidae
 Stauriida - Ptenophyllidae
 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
Stromatoporoidea
 Actinostromatida - Actinostromatidae
 Stromatoporellida - Stromatoporellidae
 Clathrodictyida - Gerronostromatidae
Dasycladophyceae
 Dasycladales - Beresellaceae
 Life -
"Wetheredella silurica" = Allonema silurica
"Wetheredella silurica" = Allonema silurica Wood 1948
Rhodophyceae
  - Solenoporaceae
Rhaphidopora
  -
 Ichnofossils -
Trypanites sp. M├Ągdefrau 1932