Main track from Nehden to Immental, loose (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 187064: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 12.07.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Cephalopoda
 Bactritida - Bactritidae
 Goniatitida - Cheiloceratidae
Paratorleyoceras globosum Munster 1832 ammonite
"Cheiloceras (Cheiloceras) sacculum" = Cheiloceras sacculum Sandberger 1851 ammonite
Compactoceras (Compactoceras) verneuili ammonite
ssp. sublentiforme, ssp. verneuili
Cheiloceras (Cheiloceras) subpartitum Munster 1839 ammonite
ssp. crassum, ssp. subpartitum, ssp. subcostatum, ssp. evolutum
Cheiloceras (Cheiloceras) amblylobum Sandberger and Sandberger 1851 ammonite
Compactoceras (Puncticeras) pompeckji Wedekind 1918 ammonite
ssp. gastriforme
 Goniatitida - Tornoceratidae
Linguatornoceras haugi Frech 1902 ammonite
Polonoceras sp. Dybczynski 1913 ammonite