Bed 15 of the Robat-e- Pai section, Afghanistan (Devonian to of Afghanistan)

Where: Herat, Afghanistan (34.6° N, 62.0° E: paleocoordinates 24.6° S, 94.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Givetian to Givetian (387.7 - 372.2 Ma)

• Bed 15 is 5m thick

Environment/lithology: marine; gray limestone

• section is inverted, with an average dip of 55 degrees to the north
• alternating grey limestone, thin bedded and very fossiliferous

Collection methods: Originals are housed in the Geological Institute of the University of Kabul (GIFa/Fa).

Primary reference: M. Farsan. 1981. New Asteropyginae (Trilobita) from the Devonian of Afghanistan. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 176(4-6):158-171 [A. Miller/J. Sessa]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 70144: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Jocelyn Sessa on 19.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Phacopida - Acastidae
Neocalmonia mariamae trilobite
Neocalmonia (Heliopyge) mariamae n. sp.
Neocalmonia pentacosta trilobite
Neocalmonia (Heliopyge) pentacosta n. sp.
Neocalmonia erbeni trilobite
Neocalmonia (Neocalmonia) erbeni n. sp.
Neocalmonia heratensis n. sp. trilobite
Neocalmonia (Radiopyge) heratensis n. subgen, n. sp.
Neocalmonia zendadjanensis n. sp. trilobite
Neocalmonia (Hexacosta) zendadjanensis n. subgen, n. sp. Besides the holotype and 1 paratype, 1 pygidium and 1 complete cephalon were found.
Tentaculita
 Homoctenida - Homoctenidae
Homoctenus sp. Ljaschenko 1955
Homoctenus sp. A
 Volynitida - Dicricoconidae
Lophophorata
 Tentaculitida -
 Tentaculitida - Uniconidae
Uniconus sp. Ljaschenko 1955
Uniconus sp. A and sp. B
 Tentaculitida - Tentaculitidae
 Tentaculitida - Multiconidae
Multiconus sp. Ljaschenko 1955
Strophomenata
 Productida - Chonetidae
 Orthotetida - Chilidiopsidae
Xystostrophia umbraculum von Schlotheim 1820
 Strophomenida - Douvillinidae
 Strophomenida - Amphistrophiidae
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferinida - Cyrtinidae
 Spiriferida - Cyrtospiriferidae
Cyrtospirifer sp. Nalivkin 1924
 Spiriferida - Spinocyrtiidae
 Spiriferida - Reticulariidae
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
Desquamatia sp. Alekseeva 1960
Spinatrypa sp. Stainbrook 1951
Spinatrypa sp. 1 and sp. 2
"Atrypa" sp. Dalman 1828
 Orthida - Schizophoriidae
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae