Facies A2, Upper Salairka Beds, type Telengitian (Gur'evsk area) (Devonian of Russian Federation)

Where: Russian Federation (54.3° N, 85.9° E: paleocoordinates 31.4° N, 14.5° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Salairka Beds Member (Salairka Horizon Formation), Early/Lower Emsian (409.1 - 402.5 Ma)

• Here are the subdivisions of the Telengitian Stage in type locality. Authors correlate stage roughly with Emsian, but note that the Salairka Horizon is said to correlate with the dehiscens Zone, which, according to Harland et al. 1990 is Pragian.

•Telengitian Stage Shanda Horizon Upper Shanda Beds c.partitus/c.patulus Zone

•Telengitian Stage Shanda Horizon Middle Shanda Beds serotinus Zone

•Telengitian Stage Shanda Horizon Lower Shanda Beds P.n.sp./inversus Zone

•Telengitian Stage Belovo Horizon gronbergi Zone

•Telengitian Stage Salairka Horizon Upper Salairka Beds dehiscens Zone

•Telengitian Stage Salairka Horizon Middle Salairka Beds dehiscens Zone

•Telengitian Stage Salairka Horizon Lower Salairka Beds dehiscens Zone

•JA: the dehiscens zone is actually early Emsian

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; reef rocks and limestone

• Initiation of Telengitian marked by transgression, and termination by regression. Smaller cycles within the stage.
• Beds in type sections divided into a number of facies and subfacies: A: "consists mainly of biogenic-clastic limestone." A1: "coral limestones interbedded with siltstones and mudstones containing plant remains" A2: "massive reefal limestones" / "biogenic-clastic limestones, locally with coral bioherms" B: "composed chiefly of mudstones" B1: "interbedded with limestones and richly fossiliferous" B2: "barren" C: "consists of bedded, platy, clayey limestones locally marked by traces of subaqueous slumping" D: "may be equated with a sandy-muddy member with abundant plant remains"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. A. Yolkin, R. T. Gratsianova, N. K. Bakharev, N. E. Izokh, A. Yu Yazikov, L. V. V'yushkova, V. A. Zheltonogova and N. M. Petrosyan. 1988. Facies and faunal associations of the Telengitian (Emsian) in its type locality. In N. J. McMillan, A. F. Embry, D. J. Glass (eds.), Devonian of the World, Volume III 193-207 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35749: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 06.01.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Material listed includes fish, plants, conodonts, ostracods, brachiopods, and rugose corals. Bryozoans, trilobites, tabulate corals, and crinoids are also known from these sections, but these have not been studied as completely and are not reported here.
 Podocopida - Sigilliidae
 Podocopida -
Bairdiohealdites karcevae ostracod
listed as "Bardiohealdites"
 Podocopida - Healdiidae
Healdia parva ostracod
 Podocopida - Pachydomellidae
 Podocopida - Bairdiidae
Bairdia proba ostracod
 Podocopida -
 Palaeocopida -
 Platycopida - Youngiellidae
 Conodontophorida - Icriodontidae
Icriodus sp. Branson and Mehl 1938 conodont
 Panderodontida - Panderodontidae
Panderodus sp. Ethington 1959 conodont
 Ozarkodinida - Polygnathidae
Pandorinellina sp. Müller and Müller 1957 conodont
 Climatiiformes -
 Dipnoi -
Dipnoi indet. Müller 1884 lungfish
 Crossopterygii -
Crossopterygii indet. lobe-finned fish
 Pentamerida - Gypidulidae