Locality 20, Coopers Creek Fm., south of Tyers Quarry, along Tyers River, Tyers (Devonian of Australia)

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.2° S, 146.5° E: paleocoordinates 25.7° S, 163.4° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Coopers Creek Limestone Formation, Devonian (419.2 - 358.9 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shelly/skeletal, gray grainstone

• ranges from a typical gray limestone through into conglomeratic rocks or even silty, impure limestones; well-bedded towards the base, massive at higher horizons, in general, a coarse calcarenite made up essentially of comminuted bioclastic debris, mainly corals, stromatoporoids, and to a lesser degree, algae; in the boola quarry, the rock approaches more a calcilutite

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: G. M. Philip. 1962. The palaeontology and stratigraphy of the Siluro-Devonian sediments of the Tyers Area, Gippsland, Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 75(n.s.):123-246 [A. Miller/K. Layou]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 10136: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 16.02.2001

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Rhynchonellata
 Rhynchonellida - Uncinulidae
Uncinulus sp. Bayle 1878
rare
Stromatoporoidea
 Stromatoporida - Stromatoporidae
 Actinostromatida - Actinostromatidae
 Syringostromatida - Syringostromatidae
Anthozoa
 Favositida - Favositidae
Favosites squamuliferus tabulate coral
F. squamuliferus forma nitidus (occasional), F. squamuliferus forma australis (rare), F. squam forma ovatiporus (rare), other form (common)
 Favositida - Alveolitidae
Natalophyllum callidum n. sp. tabulate coral
occasional
 Favositida - Coenitidae
Coenites (Cladopora) foliata tabulate coral
rare
Coenites (Cladopora) gippslandica tabulate coral
occasional
 Heliolitida - Heliolitidae
Heliolites daintreei tabulate coral
rare
 Cystiphyllida - Tryplasmatidae
Tryplasma wellingtonensis horn coral
rare
Tryplasma sp. Lonsdale 1845 horn coral
rare
 Stauriida - Laccophyllidae
Syringaxon (Barrandeophyllum) sp. Lindström 1882 horn coral
occasional
 Stauriida - Ptenophyllidae
Lyrielasma subcaespitosum horn coral
rare; L. subcaespitosum praecursor subsp. nov.
Acanthophyllum mansfieldense horn coral
occasional
"Acanthophyllum clermontensis" = Acanthophyllum clermontense Etheridge 1911 horn coral
rare
 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
Thamnophyllum reclinatum horn coral
abundant
Phillipsastrea maculosa Hill 1942 horn coral
rare
 Stauriida - Zaphrentidae