Saalfeld D/C boundary section, Famennian part (Devonian of Germany)

Where: Thuringen, Germany (50.7° N, 11.4° E: paleocoordinates 15.4° S, 18.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Famennian (372.2 - 358.9 Ma)

• D/C boundary roughly between beds 1 and 2

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shale and limestone

• Section diagram includes shales, with some limestone beds, nodular limestones, and limestone nodules in shales. Ammonoids appear to be mainly from limestones.

Primary reference: D. Korn. 1993. The ammonoid faunal change near the Devonian-Carboniferous boundary. Annales de la Societe geologique de Belgique 115(2):581-593 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38660: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 28.04.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Korn lists ammonoids only.
Cephalopoda
 Goniatitida - Gattendorfiidae
Acutimitoceras sp. Librovitch 1957 ammonite