Saalfeld D/C boundary section, Tournaisian part (Carboniferous of Germany)

Where: Thuringen, Germany (50.7° N, 11.4° E: paleocoordinates 10.6° S, 14.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tournaisian (358.9 - 346.7 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 38662: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 28.04.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Korn lists ammonoids only.
Cephalopoda
 Goniatitida - Pseudarietitidae
Paprothites "sp. B" Bartzsch and Weyer 1987 ammonite
 Goniatitida - Prionoceratidae
Mimimitoceras varicosum Schindewolf 1923 ammonite
 Goniatitida - Gattendorfiidae
Acutimitoceras sp. Librovitch 1957 ammonite
"Gattendorfia costata" = Gattendorfia (Gattendorfia) costata Vohringer 1960 ammonite
Gattenpleura "sp. A" Weyer 1976 ammonite
 Prolecanitida - Prolecanitidae
Eocanites sp. Librovitch 1957 ammonite