DFM3 zone brachiopods, western Canada (Devonian of Canada)

Also known as Zone of Cyriopsis prepta

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)

• Famennian; crepida conodont zone. Near top of Lower Member of Sassenach Fm.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; siliciclastic sediments

• "predominantly clastic strata"

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 35536: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 19.12.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Spiriferida - Cyrtospiriferidae
 Rhynchonellida - Leiorhynchidae