Horlick Formation lithofacies 3 (Devonian of Antarctica)

Where: Antarctica (84.8° S, 115.0° W: paleocoordinates 34.6° S, 175.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Horlick Formation, Early/Lower Devonian (419.2 - 393.3 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone and shale

• The marine lithofacies 1-8 are interpreted as "shallow inner shelf to shoreline, where storms produced a changing pattern of coarse sand bars and finer troughs." Lithofacies3 interpreted as "inactive shoreface troughs"
• "Interbedded, ripple-laminated, fine-grained sandstones and shales, with thin cross-bedded layers of coarse sandstone containing fragmented shell material; poorly fossiliferous, but trace fossils are present in the finer laminae; grades up into Lithofacies 4"

Collection methods: Taxa are listed as Present, Abundant, Rare.

Primary reference: M. A. Bradshaw and L. McCartan. 1991. Palaeoecology and systematics of Early Devonian bivalves from the Horlick Formation, Ohio Range, Antarctica. Alcheringa 15(1):1-42 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35561: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 21.12.2003

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Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Phacopida - Homalonotidae
Bivalvia
 Protobranchia - Malletiidae
Nuculites frigidus n. sp. clam
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Meganterididae