Main track from Nehden to Immental, bed 23b (Devonian of Germany)

Where: Germany (51.4° N, 8.6° E: paleocoordinates 18.2° S, 6.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Nehden Formation, Early/Lower Famennian (376.1 - 370.6 Ma)

• Lower Nehdenian of classic German chronostratigraphy, the “do IIα”, (Lower Cheiloceras-Stufe), UD II-D.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, pyritic, black, silty, calcareous shale

• Greenish to dark-grey (black in fresh core), laminated, silty (slightly micaceous), calcareous shale rich in pyrite, which is commonly weathered to goethite/limonite

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 2013

Primary reference: R. T. Becker, S. Hartenfels, S. Helling and G. Schreiber. 2016. The “Nehden Goniatite Shale” (lower Famennian, Brilon Reef Complex, NE Rhenish Massif). Münstersche Forschungen zur Geologie und Paläontologie 108:179-195 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 187042: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 11.07.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Cephalopoda
 Goniatitida - Cheiloceratidae
"Cheiloceras (Staffites) curvispina" = Staffites curvispinus Sandberger and Sandberger 1850 ammonite
"Cheiloceras (Cheiloceras) sacculum" = Cheiloceras sacculum Sandberger 1851 ammonite
Cheiloceras (Cheiloceras) subpartitum Munster 1839 ammonite
ssp. crassum and ssp. subpartitum
Cheiloceras (Cheiloceras) amblylobum Sandberger and Sandberger 1851 ammonite
 Goniatitida - Tornoceratidae
Armatites planidorsatus Munster 1839 ammonite