Catavi Beds, (Phacopina chojnacotensis bed) La Paz Province, Bolivia (Devonian of Bolivia)

Also known as Catavi Schichten (Ph. chojnacotensis Lager)

Where: La Paz, Bolivia (15.5° S, 68.0° W: paleocoordinates 59.2° S, 102.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Catavi Formation, Lochkovian (419.2 - 410.8 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone and shale

• "Sie bestehen aus Sand- und Schluffsteinen mit Schiefertonen; in den oberen Partien ueberwiegen Schiefertone."

Primary reference: R. Wolfart. 1968. Die Trilobiten aus dem Devon Boliviens und ihre Bedeutung fuer Stratigraphie und Tiergeographie. Beihefte zum Geologischen Jahrbuch 74:5-201 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37052: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 26.02.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Focus of monograph is trilobites. Other taxa sometimes mentioned as well.
Trilobita
 Phacopida - Dalmanitidae
 Phacopida - Calmoniidae
 Phacopida - Homalonotidae
 Phacopida - Calymenidae
Calymene sp. Brongniart 1822 trilobite
 Lichida - Odontopleuridae
Rhynchonellata
 Rhynchonellida - Leptocoeliidae
Anthozoa
 Favositida - Micheliniidae
Pleurodictyum sp. Goldfuss 1829 tabulate coral