Basal Athyris fauna, Gizzard Creek Mbr., Palo Quarry (Devonian of the United States)

Where: Linn County, Iowa (42.1° N, 91.6° W: paleocoordinates 34.0° S, 37.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Gizzard Creek Member (Coralville Formation), Late/Upper Givetian (388.1 - 383.7 Ma)

• Late Givetian, Strophodonta plicata Zone. This collection represents the basalmost 0.46 meters of the G.C. Member.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; dolomite

• Said by author to be in transgressive part of cycle.
• Gizzard Creek Member is indicated on stratigraphic column as consisting of "fossiliferous dolomite".

Collection methods: Evidently only brachiopods reported.

Primary reference: J. Day. 1988. The brachiopod succession of the Late Givetian-Frasnian of Iowa. In N. J. McMillan, A. F. Embry, and D. J. Glass (eds.), Devonian of the World, Volume III. Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. Calgary, Alberta, Canada 303-325 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35479: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 17.12.2003, edited by Alycia Stigall

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Taxonomic list

 Strophomenida - Strophodontidae
"Strophodonta halli" = Strophomena (Strophodonta)
"Strophodonta halli" = Strophomena (Strophodonta)
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
 Terebratulida - Cranaenidae
 Spiriferida - Mucrospiriferidae
 Atrypida - Atrypidae