Emsian age section of Talacasto Fm, western Argentina (Devonian of Argentina)

Where: San Juan, Argentina (30.0° S, 69.0° W: paleocoordinates 61.1° S, 112.1° W)

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Talacasto Formation, Emsian (407.6 - 393.3 Ma)

• Emsian age section

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: transition zone or lower shoreface; lithified, silty shale and sandstone

• Fossiliferous shale, sandstone, and siltstone; with some undescribed primary sedimentary structures; midshelf setting

Preservation: replaced with calcite

Collection methods: bulk, surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: T. M. Sanchez, B. G. Waisfeld, and B. A. Toro. 1995. Silurian and Devonian molluscan bivalves from precordillera region, western Argentina. Journal of Paleontology 69(5):869-885 [A. Miller/P. Novack-Gottshall/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 3523: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Phil Novack-Gottshall on 04.08.1999

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Taxonomic list

• Bivalve systematics
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
 Cardiidia - Sanguinolitidae
 Cardiidia - Grammysiidae
 Modiomorphida - Modiomorphidae
Glossites cf. depressus clam
"cf. G. depressus" - originally entered as "Glossites cf. G. depressus"
 Protobranchia -
Palaeoneilo cf. farbesi clam
"cf. P. farbesi" - originally entered as "Palaeoneilo cf. P. farbesi"