Sains-du-Nord (Devonian of France)

Where: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France (50.1° N, 4.0° E: paleocoordinates 19.4° S, 4.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Palmatolepis marginifera conodont zone, Sains Formation, Middle Famennian (370.6 - 364.7 Ma)

• lower part of the Sains Formation, probably Upper marginifera conodont Subzone

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore ramp; lithified shale and lithified limestone

• distal ramp
• shale, calcareous shale, shaly limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: J. Denayer, E. Poty, J. M. Marion and B. Mottequin. 2012. Lower and Middle Famennian (Upper Devonian) rugose corals from southern Belgium and northern France. Geologica Belgica 15(4):273-283 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135343: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 22.10.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Stauriida - Streptelasmatidae
Breviphrentis superstes n. sp. Denayer et al. 2012 horn coral