Cuneognathus gardineri type locality (Devonian of Greenland)

Where: Northeast Greenland National Park, Greenland (73.1° N, 23.2° W: paleocoordinates 3.7° S, 3.5° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Obrutschew Bjerg Formation, Famennian (372.2 - 358.9 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; mudstone and black shale

• This formation is 4–6 m thick and consists of black shales in association with dark limestones, grey mudstones, and red sandstones.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by H. Bütler in 1954

Collection methods: mechanical, hydrochloric,

• Repository: Geological Museum, Copenhagen

Primary reference: M. Friedman and H. L. Blom. 2006. A new Actinopterygian from the Famennian of East Greenland and the interrelationships of Devonian ray-finned fishes. Journal of Paleontology 80(6):1186-1204 [S. Peters/S. McMullen/S. McMullen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135941: authorized by Shanan Peters, entered by Sharon McMullen on 12.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
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Cuneognathus gardineri n. gen. n. sp.
Cuneognathus gardineri n. gen. n. sp. Friedman and Blom 2006