Bivalves of Taemas Fmn., Wee Jasper area (Devonian of Australia)

Where: New South Wales, Australia (35.0° S, 149.0° E: paleocoordinates 17.1° S, 173.8° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Taemas Formation (Murrumbidgee Group), Emsian (407.6 - 393.3 Ma)

• Murrumbidgee Group conformably overlies Lower Devonian volcanics.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; grainstone and lime mudstone

• Lithologies of Taemas include grainstones, fossiliferous micrite, and crinoidal limestone. Little terrigenous material overall.

Collection methods: Includes localities WJx, WJy, Loc. 1, and Barbers 17 & 20.

Primary reference: P. A. Johnston. 1993. Lower Devonian pelecypods from southeastern Australia. Memoir of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 14:1-134 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35558: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 21.12.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Tolmaia erugisulca n. sp., Phorinoplax striata n. gen. n. sp.
Phorinoplax striata n. gen. n. sp.
 Myalinida - Ambonychiidae
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
 Ostreida - Rhombopteriidae
Rhombopteriidae indet. Korobkov 1960 oyster
n. gen. n. sp.
 Carditida - Astartidae
 Cardiidia - Sanguinolitidae
 Cardiidia - Grammysiidae
Solenomorpha sp. Cockerell 1903 clam
 Modiomorphida - Modiomorphidae
 Lucinida -
Lucinoidea indet. Fleming 1828 clam
gen.? et sp. nov.
 Lucinida - Mactromyidae
 Trigoniida - Eoschizodidae
 Trigoniida - Schizodidae
Schizodus truemani n. sp. clam
 Protobranchia - Solemyidae
Solemyidae indet. Adams and Adams 1857 Awning Clam
 Nuculida - Cardiolariidae
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nuculopsis sp. Girty 1912 nut clam
 Protobranchia - Malletiidae
Nuculites sp. Conrad 1841 clam