Late Emsian/Eifelian Loc. 14 of Melo: Rio Verde de Mato Grosso (Devonian to of Brazil)

Where: Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil (19.0° S, 55.0° W: paleocoordinates 76.6° S, 94.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Chapada Group, Emsian to Emsian (407.6 - 387.7 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 37117: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 02.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Phacopida - Calmoniidae
Calmonia sp. Clarke 1913 trilobite
 Phacopida - Homalonotidae
Burmeisteria sp. Salter 1865 trilobite
Ophiuroidea
  - Encrinasteridae
Encrinaster sp. Haekel 1866 brittle star
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Disciniidae
Orbiculoidea sp. d'Orbigny 1847
unclassified
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Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866