Eocoelia curtisi Community, Merida Andes (Silurian of Venezuela)

Where: Venezuela (8.6° N, 71.2° W: paleocoordinates 55.2° S, 83.8° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: El Horno Formation, Telychian (438.5 - 433.4 Ma)

• Late Llandovery-C5; see Boucot et al. 1972--PBDB ref. 7026. Occurrence is from a stream boulder--it is not entirely clear from the discussion in references 7007 and 7026 whether this represents Caparo Formation or not. This was originally part of the Caparo Formation, but that is now restricted to the Sandbian.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; siliciclastic sediments

• "A BA 2, normal turbulence environment is indicated by this fauna, in which Eocoelia, although dominant, is not the only brachiopod present."

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. J. Boucot, J. L. Benedetto, Y. Grahn, J. H. G. Melo, T. M. Sanchez and B. A. Waisfeld. 1999. South American marine Silurian communities. In A. J. Boucot and J. D. Lawson (eds.), Paleocommunities--a case study from the Silurian and Lower Devonian 841-848 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 25070: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 27.08.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Strophomenata
 Strophomenida - Leptostrophiidae
 Strophomenida - Strophodontidae
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida - Cyrtiidae
Eospirifer sp. Schuchert 1913
sp. B
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
Atrypa reticularis Linnaeus 1758
species name in quotes; form B
 Rhynchonellida -
 Rhynchonellida - Leptocoeliidae
 Orthida - Dalmanellidae
Resserella sp. Bancroft 1928