Mephiarges fossil assemblage (Devonian of Australia)

Where: New South Wales, Australia (35.1° S, 148.6° E: paleocoordinates 19.0° S, 169.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Wee Jasper Formation, Couvinien (409.1 - 383.7 Ma)

• 925 feet above the base of the Wee Jasper Limestone

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified limestone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: cast

Collected by Edgell in 1951

Collection methods: surface (in situ), chemical,

• Specimens deposited in Stanford University Paleo Type Collections (8305)

Primary reference: H. S. Edgell. 1955. A Middle Devonian lichid trilobite from south-eastern Australia. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 29(3/4):136-145 [M. Hopkins/M. Hopkins]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188209: authorized by Melanie Hopkins, entered by Melanie Hopkins on 24.08.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Phacopida - Phacopidae
? Trimerocephalus sp. M'Coy 1849 trilobite
 Proetida - Proetidae
"Proetidae" indet. Salter 1864 trilobite
 Lichida - Lichidae
"Acanthopyge (Mephiarges) bifida n. sp." = Acanthopyge (Jasperia) bifida
"Acanthopyge (Mephiarges) bifida n. sp." = Acanthopyge (Jasperia) bifida Edgell 1955 trilobite
 Metacopida -
 Palaeocopida - Beyrichiidae
Beyrichia sp. M'Coy 1846 ostracod
Kloedenia sp. Jones and Holl 1886 ostracod
 Palaeocopida - Aechminidae
Aechmina sp. Jones and Holl 1869 ostracod
 Palaeocopida - Primitiidae
 Palaeocopida -
 Platycopida - Hollinellidae
 Productida - Chonetidae
 Spiriferida - Spiriferidae
 Euomphalina - Pseudophoridae
"Euomphalus cf. bigsbyi" = Taemasotrochus bigsbyi
"Euomphalus cf. bigsbyi" = Taemasotrochus bigsbyi de Koninck 1876 snail
 Bellerophontida - Bellerophontidae
Bellerophon sp. de Montfort 1808 snail
 Murchisoniina - Murchisoniidae
"Niso darwini" = Michelia darwini
"Niso darwini" = Michelia darwini de Koninck 1876 snail
 Murchisoniina - Scoliostomatidae
Mitchellia striatula de Koninck 1876 snail
 Murchisoniina - Loxonematidae
"Loxonema cf. anglicum" = Australoxa anglica
"Loxonema cf. anglicum" = Australoxa anglica d'Orbigny 1850 snail
 Fenestrida - Fenestellidae
Fenestella sp. Lonsdale 1839
 Cystoporida - Fistuliporidae
Fistulipora sp. McCoy 1850
 Auloporida - Syringoporidae
Syringopora speleana tabulate coral
 Favositida - Coenitidae
Coenites expansus tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Ptenophyllidae
 Stauriida - Streptelasmatidae
Streptelasma sp. Hall 1847 horn coral
 Stauriida - Mucophyllidae
 Stauriida - Campophyllidae