Rothaeuser Grauwacke (Devonian of Germany)

Where: Niedersachsen, Germany (51.5° N, 10.5° E: paleocoordinates 24.5° S, 10.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Rothaeuser Grauwacke 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

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 38350: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 20.04.2004

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Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Phacopida - Dalmanitidae
 Phacopida - Phacopidae
Ostracoda
 Metacopida -
 Palaeocopida - Beyrichiidae
 Palaeocopida - Bolliidae
Ulrichia sp. Jones 1890 ostracod
Bollia sp. Jones and Holl 1886 ostracod
 Palaeocopida -
Strophomenata
 Productida - Anopliidae
 Productida - Eodevonariidae
 Orthotetida - Chilidiopsidae
 Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae
 Strophomenida - Douvillinidae
 Strophomenida - Leptostrophiidae
? Leptostrophia "n. sp. R" Hall and Clarke 1892
"? Tastaria "sp. R"" = Protoleptostrophia Caster 1939
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
 Strophomenida - Strophodontidae
"? Stropheodonta sp." = Strophomena (Strophodonta)
"? Stropheodonta sp." = Strophomena (Strophodonta) Hall 1852
 Strophomenida - Amphistrophiidae
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Meganterididae
 Spiriferida - Acrospiriferidae
 Spiriferida - Hysterolitidae
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
 Rhynchonellida - Uncinulidae
 Rhynchonellida -
 Orthida - Schizophoriidae
"Schizophoria provulvaria" = Schizophoria (Rhenoschizophoria) provulvaria
"Schizophoria provulvaria" = Schizophoria (Rhenoschizophoria) provulvaria Mauer 1886
 Orthida - Platyorthidae
 Orthida - Dalmanellidae
Anthozoa
 Favositida - Micheliniidae
Petridictyum petrii tabulate coral