Late Emsian/Eifelian Loc. 27 of Melo: Urubu River (Devonian to of Brazil)

Where: Amazonas, Brazil (2.0° S, 60.0° W: paleocoordinates 66.7° S, 45.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Maecuru Formation, Emsian to Emsian (407.6 - 387.7 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone and bioturbated siltstone

• Deposition reflects deepening. See lithology description.
• "The Maecuru Fm. of Emsian/Eifelian age is composed by the Jatapu and Lontra members...Jatapu [consists of] bioturbated silty/shaly layers and argillaceous sandstones...Fluvial sandstones and conglomerates are the main constituents of the Lontra unit. However, locally on the N flank and throughout the subsurface the uppermost Lontra sediments are shallow marine "tempestites", i.e. hummocky cross-stratified sandstones containing the well known Devonian invertebrate fauna recorded by pioneer workers from outcrops of the Maecuru and Curua rivers."

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 37139: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 03.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Phacopida - Phacopidae
"Phacops" sp. Emmrich 1839 trilobite
"gen.indet. plesiomorph of Acastoides"
 Spiriferida -
"Spiriferacea indet." = Spiriferoidea
"Spiriferacea indet." = Spiriferoidea King 1846