Tropidoleptus Community, Cano del Oeste Fmn., Sierra de Perija (Devonian to of Venezuela)

Where: Venezuela (10.5° N, 72.5° W: paleocoordinates 47.3° S, 45.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Cano del Oeste Formation (Rio Cachira Group), Eifelian to Eifelian (393.3 - 382.7 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; brown, gray sandstone and mudstone

• Unit interpreted as delta front platform. Overall sequence is interpreted as transgressive-regressive cycle related to prograding delta complex.
• "Areniscas pardas finas y lodolitas fosiliferas"

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 35901: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 08.01.2004

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
  -
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Pectinida - Pterinopectinidae
Pseudaviculopecten sp. Newell 1938 scallop
 Ostreida -
"Pteriacea indet." = Pterioidea
"Pteriacea indet." = Pterioidea Gray 1847 oyster
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
"Ptychopteria (Actinopteria) sp." = Actinopteria
"Ptychopteria (Actinopteria) sp." = Actinopteria Hall 1884 oyster
Strophomenata
 Productida - Productellidae
 Productida -
Chonetidina indet. Muir-Wood 1955
 Productida - Chonetidae
"Devonochonetes" sp. Muir-Wood 1962
 Strophomenida - Leptostrophiidae
Leptostrophia sp. Hall and Clarke 1892
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Meristellidae
 Spiriferida - Spinocyrtiidae
  - Tropidoleptidae