Newtown Abbot (Devonian of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Reef 1218

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.5° N, 3.6° W: paleocoordinates 29.1° S, 21.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Chercombe Bridge Limestone Formation, Givetian (387.7 - 382.7 Ma)

• Originally entered as Denbury Crinoidal Limestone; thickness ~30 m; underlies Chercombe Limestone & overlies Nordon Slate; Chercombe underlies Foxley Tuff.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; limestone

• darker-gray, limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying

Primary reference: C.T. Scrutton. 1977. Facies variations in the Devonian limestones of eastern South Devon. Geological Magazine 114:165-248 [W. Kiessling/F. Reichel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 81022: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Falko Reichel on 26.05.2008

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Taxonomic list

 Terebratulida - Stringocephalidae
 Favositida - Alveolitidae
Caliapora sp. Schl├╝ter 1889 tabulate coral
Alveolites sp. Lamarck 1801 tabulate coral
 Heliolitida - Heliolitidae
Heliolites porosa tabulate coral
 Cystiphyllida - Cystiphyllidae
Cystiphylloides sp. Chapman 1893 horn coral
 Cystiphyllida - Goniophyllidae
Calceola sandalina Linnaeus 1771 horn coral
 Stauriida - Laccophyllidae
 Stauriida - Ptenophyllidae
 Stauriida - Stringophyllidae
Stringophyllum sp. Wedekind 1922 horn coral
 Stauriida - Stauriidae
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
Thamnophyllum sp. Penecke 1894 horn coral
 Stauriida - Zaphrentidae
Heliophyllum sp. Hall 1846 horn coral