Late Eifelian/Givetian Loc. 2c of Melo: Palmeira region, Santa Cruz (Devonian to of Brazil)

Where: Parana, Brazil (25.4° S, 50.4° W: paleocoordinates 82.5° S, 120.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Sao Domingos Member (Ponta Grossa Formation), Eifelian to Eifelian (393.3 - 382.7 Ma)

• Geographic and stratigraphic context, as well as Melo's discussion, suggest that this is the Sao Domingos member. I am using more common formation name (Ponta Grossa) rather than Melo's Santa Rosa Fm.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shale

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 37144: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 03.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Pholadomyida -
 Protobranchia - Malletiidae
Palaeoneilo sp. Hall and Whitfield 1869 clam
  - Encrinasteridae
Encrinaster sp. Haekel 1866 brittle star
 Mitrata -
 Orthotetida - Schuchertellidae