Late Emsian/Eifelian Loc. 15 of Melo: Well 1-CL-1-MA, 856-990 meters (Devonian to of Brazil)

Where: Maranhao, Brazil (7.0° S, 48.0° W: paleocoordinates 78.6° S, 27.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Emsian to Emsian (407.6 - 387.7 Ma)

• Based on stratigraphic charts and discussion in text, this would likely be the equivalent of Pimenteira Fm.

Environment/lithology: marine; siliciclastic sediments

• Reflects deepening relative to underlying Serra Grande Formation (deltaic complex).
• The Late Emsian/Eifelian sequence in the Parnaiba Basin consists of shales, silts, and sands.

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 37118: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 03.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

Trilobita indet. Walch 1771 trilobite
 Podocopida - Bythocyprididae
? Bythocypris sp. Brady 1880 ostracod
 Podocopida - Bairdiidae
? Bairdia sp. M'Coy 1844 ostracod
 Palaeocopida - Primitiidae
? Primitia sp. Jones and Holl 1923 ostracod
 Pectinida - Pterinopectinidae
? Pterinopecten sp. Hall 1883 scallop
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes Huxley 1880 bony fish
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
 Tentaculitida - Tentaculitidae
Tentaculites sp. von Schlotheim 1820
 Productida -
"Chonetacea indet." = Chonetoidea
"Chonetacea indet." = Chonetoidea Bronn 1862
 Productida - Eodevonariidae
? Eodevonaria sp. Twenhofel 1914
 Terebratulida - Centronellidae
 Terebratulida - Meganterididae
 Spiriferida -
"Spiriferacea indet." = Spiriferoidea
"Spiriferacea indet." = Spiriferoidea King 1846
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866