Ferques Fm., Parisienne Mbr., vicinity of Ferques, Bas-Boulonnais (Devonian of France)

Where: France (50.8° N, 1.8° E: paleocoordinates 22.1° S, 3.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Parisienne Member (Ferques Formation), Frasnian (382.7 - 372.2 Ma)

• upper asymmetricus conodont zone

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone

• "The Blacourt Formation is a compact, massive bedded, black fossiliferous marine limestone, with argillaceous layers and some small reefs in the Griset Member. The lower [Cambreseque] and upper [Patures] member of the Beaullieu Formation are mainly terrigenous ["shale" mentioned in figure caption], except for its lowest beds, the so-called Cedule Limestone. The middle [Noces] member consists of dolomite lenses, passing upward into shales, and to a reef build-up capped by fossiliferous limestones. The base of the lower [Fiennes] member of the succeeding Ferques Formation is a biostromal dolomite overlain by yellow, then brownis-dark dolomite and dolomitic sandstones. These are overlain by the fully marine fossiliferous Ferques Limestone. The lower part of the [second-from-bottom] Bois Member and the upper part of the [third-from-bottom] Parisienne Member are biostromal. In the upper [Gris] member, sediments are more argillaceous..."

Collection methods: See also PBDB collections 3398-3402.

Primary reference: P. Morzadec, D. Brice, C. Cygan, R. Feist, C. Majeste-Menjoulas, F. Paris, and P. R. Racheboeuf. 2000. The Devonian of France: a tentative tie with the GSSP of the Devonian stages. Courier Forschungs-Institut Senckenberg 225:115-129 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38690: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 28.04.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Phacopida - Acastidae
Heliopyge briceae n. sp.7 trilobite
Bivalvia
 Pterioida -
Stenolaemata
 Fenestrida - Polyporidae
 Cyclostomata - Corynotrypidae
 Rhabdomesida - Rhomboporidae
Crinoidea
  -
Crinoidea indet.4 Miller 1821 Sea lily
Le Menn has given formal names to several columnal taxa.
Strophomenata
 Productida - Araksalosiidae
 Productida - Productellidae
Productella subaculeata3 Murchison 1840
 Productida - Chonetidae
 Orthotetida - Areostrophiidae
 Strophomenida - Douvillinidae
Douvillina dutertrei3 Murchison 1840
 Strophomenida - Leptostrophiidae
Nervostrophia latissima3 Quenstedt 1871
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
 Terebratulida - Cranaenidae
 Spiriferida - Cyrtospiriferidae
 Spiriferida - Adolfiidae
 Spiriferida - Mucrospiriferidae
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
 Orthida - Schizophoriidae
Schizophoria striatula3 von Schlotheim 1813
Anthozoa
 Auloporida - Syringoporidae
Syringopora cf. patula6 Hinde 1890 tabulate coral
 Auloporida - Thecostegitidae
Thecostegites bouchardi6 tabulate coral
 Auloporida - Aulocystidae
Aulocystis sp.6 Schlüter 1885 tabulate coral
"Plexituba" briceae6 tabulate coral
"Plexituba" cf. briceae6 tabulate coral
"Plexituba" cf. lata6 tabulate coral
"Plexituba" ? cucullina6 tabulate coral
 Auloporida - Auloporidae
Aulopora ex gr. parva6 tabulate coral
Aulopora cf. stasinskae6 tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Metriophyllidae
 Stauriida - Kyphophyllidae
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
Hexagonaria sp.8 Gürich 1896 horn coral
Hexagonaria davidsoni8 Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 horn coral
Aristophyllum lemaitreae n. sp.8 horn coral
 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
 Rugosa -
Cystihexagonaria defecta n. gen. n. sp.8
Cystihexagonaria defecta n. gen. n. sp.8 horn coral
Stromatoporoidea
 Stromatoporoidea -
 Syringostromatida - Coenostromatidae
Habrostroma sp.5 Fagerstrom 1982
 Syringostromatida - Stachyoditidae
 Stromatoporellida - Stromatoporellidae