Keldenich, Eifel Hills, Germany (Devonian of Germany)

Also known as Reef 3277

Where: Germany (50.5° N, 6.6° E: paleocoordinates 23.2° S, 7.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Kürten Formation, Early/Lower Givetian (388.1 - 383.7 Ma)

• Lower Givetian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified bafflestone

• Non-consolidated soft-bottom substrate, notable terrigenous influx, low water energy.

•Celechopora-Argutastrea assemblage

• Branching tabulate coral-rich limestones (biostrome)

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original calcite

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

• Corals and stromatoporoids

Primary reference: M. Stadelmaier, M. Nose, A. May, S. Schröder, and C. Salerno. 2003. Structure and environment of tabulate coral assemblages from the Middle Devonian of the Eifel Hills (Rhenish Slate Mountains, Germany). Berichte des Institutes für Geologie und Paläontologie der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz 7:103 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34830: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 06.10.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Auloporida - Roemeriidae
Roemerolites brevis tabulate coral
Roemerolites tenuis tabulate coral
 Favositida - Favositidae
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
Thamnopora reticulata tabulate coral
Celechopora devonica tabulate coral
 Favositida - Alveolitidae
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
Stromatoporoidea
 Syringostromatida - Coenostromatidae