DFM1 zone brachiopods, western Canada (Devonian of Canada)

Also known as Eoparaphorhynchus walcotti zone

Where: Alberta, Canada (53.0° N, 118.0° W: paleocoordinates 9.2° S, 43.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

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

• Early Famennian; triangularis conodont zone.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; siliciclastic sediments

• "predominantly clastic strata"; "Thick succession of Sassenach clastics"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: G. O. Raasch. 1988. Famennian faunal zones in western Canada. 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 619-631 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35532: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 19.12.2003

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Taxonomic list

Strophomenata
 Productida - Productidae
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
"Athyris angelicoides" = Crinisarina angelicoides
"Athyris angelicoides" = Crinisarina angelicoides Merriam 1940
 Spiriferida - Cyrtospiriferidae
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
 Rhynchonellida - Leiorhynchidae