Gutierrez Fauna (mainly from Morales's collection) (Devonian to of Colombia)

Where: Colombia (4.3° N, 74.0° W: paleocoordinates 51.4° S, 53.5° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Emsian to Emsian (407.6 - 387.7 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; fine-grained, brown, gray sandstone and shale

• "fossils the form of internal molds...part of of them occur in a hard, fine-grained, gray and brownish -gray sandstone. Others are preserved in soft buff shales of the Floresta type"

Primary reference: P. A. Morales. 1965. A contribution to the knowledge of the Devonian faunas of Colombia. Boletin de Geologia 19:51-111 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36018: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 13.01.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Phacopida - Phacopidae
Phacops salteri trilobite
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Euomphalina - Platyceratidae
Platyostoma lineata Conrad 1842 snail
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
 Orthotetida - Pulsiidae
 Strophomenida - Leptostrophiidae
"Rhytistrophia caribbeana" = Leptostrophia (Rhytistrophia)
"Rhytistrophia caribbeana" = Leptostrophia (Rhytistrophia)
 Spiriferida - Hysterolitidae
  - Tropidoleptidae
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
 Favositida - Micheliniidae