Emsian Loc. 18 of Melo: Chicorea Norte Creek, Roncador Ridge (Devonian of Brazil)

Where: Matto Grosso do Sul, Brazil (15.0° S, 54.0° W: paleocoordinates 77.3° S, 79.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Chapada Group, Emsian (407.6 - 393.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone and shale

• No explicit lithology given for this locality. Chapada Group as a whole consists of shales, silts, and sands, much like the Ponta Grossa to the south. It is generally sandier, however, and inferred to represent shallower water.

Primary reference: J. H. G. Melo. 1988. The Malvinokaffric realm in the Devonian of Brazil. N. J. McMillan, A. F. Embry, and D. J. Glass, eds. Devonian of the World, Volume I. Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. Calgary, Alberta, Canada 669-703 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37100: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 02.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Phacopida - Calmoniidae
? Bainella sp. Rennie 1930 trilobite
Pelecypoda
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Pelecypoda indet. Goldfuss 1820
Lophophorata
 Tentaculitida - Tentaculitidae
Tentaculites sp. von Schlotheim 1820
Strophomenata
 Productida - Chonetidae
Rhynchonellata
 Rhynchonellida - Leptocoeliidae
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Disciniidae
Orbiculoidea sp. d'Orbigny 1847
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
"Lingula" sp. BruguiƩre 1797