Devonochonetes-Mediospirifer Community, Cano del Oeste Fmn., Sierra de Perija (Devonian of Venezuela)

Where: Venezuela (10.5° N, 72.5° W: paleocoordinates 47.9° S, 44.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Cano del Oeste Formation (Rio Cachira Group), Eifelian (393.3 - 387.7 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; green mudstone and sandstone

• Unit interpreted as shallow subtidal. Overall sequence is interpreted as transgressive-regressive cycle related to prograding delta complex.
• "Lodolitas verde oliva y areniscas inmaduras. Incremento del grano hacia el tope."

Collection methods: Abundances are given by authors.

Primary reference: T. M. Sanchez and J. L. Benedetto. 1983. Paleoecologia, comunidades bentonicas y sucesion paleoambiental en el Grupo Rio Cachiri, Devonico, Sierra de Perija, Venezueal. Ameghiniana 20(3-4):163-198 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35898: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 08.01.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
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Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Strophomenata
 Productida - Chonetidae
"Devonochonetes" sp. Muir-Wood 1962
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida - Spinocyrtiidae
 Rhynchonellida - Leptocoeliidae
Anthozoa
 Favositida - Micheliniidae
Pleurodictyum sp. Goldfuss 1829 tabulate coral