QML1160, Sadler Limestone, Frasnian, Canning Basin, Western Australia (Devonian of Australia)

Where: Western Australia, Australia (18.7° S, 126.0° E: paleocoordinates 19.5° S, 127.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Sadler Limestone Formation, Frasnian (382.7 - 372.2 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; grainstone and limestone

• Within context of larger reef complex. Interpreted in ref. 10549 as marginal slope facies.
• Ref. 10549: "The Sadler Limestone consists of calcarenite, calcirudite, megabreccia and siltstone, and is rich in brachiopods, stromatoporoids and molluscs. It interfingers with the basin facies Gogo Folrmation which is a unit of shale and siltstone with interbedded limestone and horizons of calcarerous concretions.."

Primary reference: A. G. Cook, R. B. Blodgett, and R. T. Becker. 2003. Late Devonian gastropods from the Canning Basin, Western Australia. Alcheringa 27(3-4):181-207 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38983: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 18.05.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Ref. 10548 covers gastropods only.
Gastropoda
 Euomphalina - Euomphalidae
"Straparollus (Euomphalus) sp." = Euomphalus
"Straparollus (Euomphalus) sp." = Euomphalus Sowerby 1814 snail
 Murchisoniina - Murchisoniidae
Murchisonia (Murchisonia) "sp. A" d'Archiac and de Verneuil 1841 snail
 Murchisoniina - Soleniscidae
"Soleniscus (Macrochilina) subcostata" = Bensbergia subcostata
"Soleniscus (Macrochilina) subcostata" = Bensbergia subcostata von Schlotheim 1820 snail