Longispina 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 35899: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 08.01.2004, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Cypricardella sp. Hall 1856 clam
 Modiomorphida - Modiomorphidae
Goniophora sp. Phillips 1848 clam
 Lucinida - Mactromyidae
Paracyclas sp. Hall 1843 clam
Gastropoda
 Bellerophontida -
Bellerophontoidea indet. M'Coy 1851 snail
 Murchisoniina - Eotomariidae
Bembexia sp. Oehlert and Oehlert 1888 snail
Strophomenata
 Productida - Chonetidae
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida - Spinocyrtiidae
 Rhynchonellida -
  - Tropidoleptidae