Emsian Loc. 20 of Melo: South of Pimenteiras (Parnaiba Basin) (Devonian of Brazil)

Where: Piaui, Brazil (7.0° S, 42.0° W: paleocoordinates 81.7° S, 2.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Serra Grande Formation, Emsian (407.6 - 393.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

• Interpreted as deltaic system.

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 37102: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 02.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Xiphosurida -
Eurypterida indet. Burmeister 1843 eurypterid
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Protobranchia - Malletiidae
Nuculites sp. Conrad 1841 clam
 Craniopsida - Craniopsidae
Craniops sp. Hall 1859
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
 Ichnofossils -
Spirophyton sp. Hall 1863