Couvin area trilobites (Devonian of Belgium)

Where: Belgium (50.1° N, 4.6° E: paleocoordinates 25.7° S, 7.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tortodus kockelianus australis conodont zone, Jemelle Formation, Eifelian (393.3 - 387.7 Ma)

• Conodont stratigraphy on basis of geological context not co-occurring conodont specimens.

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified, nodular shale and lithified, nodular, argillaceous limestone

• biohermal lenses in upper part of formation
• Jemelle Formation is characterized by thick shale beds with carbonate nodules and limestone lenses with intercalations of thin-bedded or nodular, argillaceous or crinoidal limestone.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Benedict Magrean in 2006

Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: P. G. Taghon, E. Bonino, and B. Mottequin. 2012. A new representative of the lichid genus Ohleum (Trilobita) from the Eifelian (Middle Devonian) of southern Belgium. Geologica Belgica 15(3):120-125 [M. Hopkins/M. Hopkins]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185591: authorized by Melanie Hopkins, entered by Melanie Hopkins on 01.05.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Corynexochida - Styginidae
"Goldius sp." = Scutellum
"Goldius sp." = Scutellum Pusch 1833 trilobite
 Phacopida - Phacopidae
Pedinopariops sp. Struve 1972 trilobite
 Harpida - Harpetidae
Harpes sp. Goldfuss 1839 trilobite
 Proetida - Tropidocoryphidae
 Proetida - Proetidae
 Lichida - Lichidae
Ohleum magreani n. sp. Taghon et al. 2012 trilobite
Ceratarges sp. G├╝rich 1901 trilobite