Gastropods of the Lahn Basin Limestones: Oranienstein (Devonian of Germany)

Where: Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany (50.4° N, 8.0° E: paleocoordinates 22.5° S, 8.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Givetian (387.7 - 382.7 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone and reef rocks

• Deposits intimately associated with reefs. Outcrop belt of Lahn Basin trends SW-NE.
• "Massenkalk" and "Riffkalk"

Primary reference: D. Heidelberger. 2001. Mitteldevonische (Givetische) Gastropoden (Mollusca) aus der Lahnmulde (suedliches Rheinisches Schiefergebirge). Geologische Abhandlungen Hessen 106:1-291 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38352: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 20.04.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Only gastropods reported.
Gastropoda
 Euomphalina - Nerrhenidae
Hessonia piligera Sandberger and Sandberger 1855 snail
 Euomphalina - Oriostomatidae
"Australonema iniquilineata" = Australonema iniquilineatum
"Australonema iniquilineata" = Australonema iniquilineatum Sandberger and Sandberger 1854 snail
 Bellerophontida - Bellerophontidae
"Bellerophon (Bellerophon) lineatus" = Bellerophon lineatus, "Bellerophon (Aglaoglypta) tuberculatus" = Aglaoglypta tuberculatus, Retispira elegans
"Bellerophon (Bellerophon) lineatus" = Bellerophon lineatus Dechen 1832 snail
"Bellerophon (Aglaoglypta) tuberculatus" = Aglaoglypta tuberculatus de Ferrusac and d'Orbigny 1840 snail
Retispira elegans de Ferrusac and d'Orbigny 1840 snail
 Murchisoniina - Murchisoniidae
Murchisonia defrancei d’Archiac and de Verneuil 1842 snail