Erbslochgrauwacke (Devonian of Germany)

Where: Hessen, Germany (51.0° N, 9.1° E: paleocoordinates 35.1° S, 42.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Erbslochgrauwacke Formation, Emsian (407.6 - 393.3 Ma)

• Graptolites not found; Emsian assignment based on other fauna.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; argillaceous, calcareous sandstone and gray shale

• Eastern margin of Rheinisches Schiefergebirge
• Lithologies in section include gray-blue shales; calcareous sandstones; conglomeratic, calcaerous, fossil-rich layers; olive-gray shales

Primary reference: H. Jahnke. 1971. Fauna und Alter der Erbslochgrauwacke (Brachiopoden und Trilobiten, Unter-Devon, Rheinisches Schiefergebirge und Harz. Goettinger Arbeiten zur Geologie und Palaeontologie 9:1-105 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38349: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 20.04.2004, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Phacopida - Dalmanitidae
 Phacopida - Phacopidae
Phacops zinkeni trilobite
 Lichida - Odontopleuridae
Ostracoda
 Metacopida -
 Palaeocopida - Beyrichiidae
Rostroconchia
 Conocardiida - Hippocardiidae
"Conocardium ex gr. reflexum" = Hippocardia reflexa
"Conocardium ex gr. reflexum" = Hippocardia reflexa Zeiler 1857
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Cypricardella sp. Hall 1856 clam
Gastropoda
 Bellerophontida -
Bellerophontoidea indet.2 M'Coy 1851 snail
Cephalopoda
 Orthocerida - Orthoceratidae
Orthoceras sp. Breynius 1832
Stenolaemata
 Fenestrida - Fenestellidae
Lophophorata
 Tentaculitida - Tentaculitidae
Tentaculites sp. von Schlotheim 1820
Brachiopoda
  -
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
Strophomenata
 Productida - Anopliidae
 Productida - Eodevonariidae
 Orthotetida - Chilidiopsidae
 Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae
 Strophomenida - Douvillinidae
 Strophomenida - Leptostrophiidae
Leptostrophia explanata, "Rhytistrophia sowerbyi" = Leptostrophia (Rhytistrophia), "Tastaria "sp. E"" = Protoleptostrophia
"Rhytistrophia sowerbyi" = Leptostrophia (Rhytistrophia)
"Tastaria "sp. E"" = Protoleptostrophia Caster 1939
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
 Strophomenida - Strophodontidae
"aff. Stropheodonta sp." = Strophomena (Strophodonta), Papillostrophia sp.
"aff. Stropheodonta sp." = Strophomena (Strophodonta) Hall 1852
n. gen. aff. Stropheodonta sp.
 Strophomenida - Amphistrophiidae
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Meristellidae
 Athyridida - Nucleospiridae
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
 Athyridida - Anoplothecidae
 Terebratulida - Cryptonellidae
 Terebratulida - Centronellidae
 Terebratulida - Meganterididae
 Spiriferinida - Cyrtinidae
"Cyrtina heteroclyta" = Cyrtina (Cyrtina) heteroclyta
"Cyrtina heteroclyta" = Cyrtina (Cyrtina) heteroclyta DeFrance 1819
 Spiriferida - Spiriferidae
 Spiriferida - Cyrtiidae
 Spiriferida - Acrospiriferidae
 Spiriferida - Hysterolitidae
 Spiriferida - Xenomartiniidae
Quadrithyris sp. Havlicek 1957
 Spiriferida - Reticulariidae
Reticulariidae indet. Waagen 1883
n. gen. n. sp.
 Pentamerida - Gypidulidae
 Pentamerida - Clorindidae
Clorinda armata Barrande 1879
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
 Rhynchonellida - Uncinulidae
 Rhynchonellida -
 Orthida - Draboviidae
Salopina sp. n. sp.
Salopina sp. n. sp. Boucot 1960
 Orthida - Schizophoriidae
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
 Orthida - Platyorthidae
aff. Platyorthis sp.
n. gen. aff. Platyorthis sp.
 Orthida - Dalmanellidae
Anthozoa
 Auloporida - Auloporidae
Aulopora sp. Goldfuss 1829 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Micheliniidae
Petridictyum petrii tabulate coral
Pleurodictyum spp. Goldfuss 1829 tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Laccophyllidae
Barrandeophyllum sp. n. sp. Pocta 1902 horn coral
 Stauriida - Streptelasmatidae
Enterolasma sp. Simpson 1900 horn coral
 Stauriida - Pentaphyllidae
Pentaphyllum (Oligophyllum) spp. de Koninck 1872 horn coral
 Ichnofossils -
Caulostrepsis sp. Clarke 1908