Late Eifelian/Givetian Loc. 4 of Melo: Tibaji region (Devonian to of Brazil)

Where: Parana, Brazil (24.5° S, 50.4° W: paleocoordinates 82.9° S, 114.2° 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 37146: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 03.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Serpulimorpha -
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Modiomorphida - Modiomorphidae
Modiomorpha sp. Hall and Whitfield 1869 clam
 Protobranchia - Solemyidae
"Solemya (Janeia) sp." = Janeia
"Solemya (Janeia) sp." = Janeia King 1850 Awning Clam
 Protobranchia - Malletiidae
Palaeoneilo sp. Hall and Whitfield 1869 clam
  - Encrinasteridae
Encrinaster sp. Haekel 1866 brittle star
 Mitrata -
 Tentaculitida - Tentaculitidae
Tentaculites sp. von Schlotheim 1820
 Lingulida - Disciniidae
Orbiculoidea sp. d'Orbigny 1847
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
"Lingula" sp. BruguiƩre 1797
 Conulariida -
Conulariida indet. Miller and Gurley 1896 jellyfish
 Ichnofossils -
Bifungites sp. Desio 1940