Late Eifelian/Give. Loc. 17c of Melo: Tocantinia region, Xerentes Indian Reserve (Devonian to of Brazil)

Where: Goias, Brazil (9.6° S, 48.2° W: paleocoordinates 77.1° S, 20.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Pimenteira Formation, Eifelian to Eifelian (393.3 - 382.7 Ma)

• Collection not explicitly said to come from Pimenteira Fmn., but this seems rather clear from stratigraphic and geographic context. "Although the age of the [Pimenteira Fm.] is probably restricted to the Middle Devonian along the eastern outcrop belt [of which this locality is a part] its full range is Emsian through Famennian in the subsurface of central portions of the basin."

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone and siltstone

• See lithology description.
• Lithology description: "The Pimenteira Fm. records the first widespread Devonian transgression over the Parnaiba Basin and conformably overlies the Itaim Mbr. It consists of interlayered sandstones and siltstones/shales mostly deposited as offshore bars or shelf sediments under the influence of storm generated waves and currents ("tempestites"), as indicated by the widespread development of large scale hummocky cross stratification throughout the section."

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 37165: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 03.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Ichnofossils - Asteriacitidae
Asteriacites sp. von Schlotheim 1820