Vila Vila Beds, La Paz Province, Bolivia (Devonian to of Bolivia)

Also known as Vilavila Schichten

Where: La Paz, Bolivia (15.5° S, 68.0° W: paleocoordinates 60.1° S, 100.4° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Vila Vila Formation, Lochkovian to Lochkovian (419.2 - 407.6 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone and shale

• "Die Vilavila-Schichten setzen sich aus Sandsteinen und Quartziten mit Einschaltungen von Schiefertonen zusammen."

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 37053: 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.
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Meganterididae