Goniatite zone E2, Loc. 372 , Frasnian, Canning Basin (Devonian of Australia)

Where: Western Australia, Australia (18.5° S, 126.0° E: paleocoordinates 18.3° S, 131.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Gogo Formation, Early/Lower Frasnian (383.7 - 382.4 Ma)

• Ponticeras discoidale regional zone, starting at 5.5 m above base of measured section 365.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shale and limestone

• Basin facies of the reef complex.
• From ref. 10549: "a unit of shale and siltstone with interbedded limestone and horizons of calcareous concretions". This material said to be hematitic.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. T. Becker, M. R. House, and W. T. Kirchgasser. 1997. Devonian goniatite biostratigraphy and timing of facies movements in the Frasnian of the Canning Basin, Western Australia. in E. A. Hailwood and R. B. Kidd, eds. High Resolution Stratigraphy (Geological Society of London Special Publication no. 70) 293-321 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39046: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 19.05.2004

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Taxonomic list

• For the most part, only goniatites are listed.
 Bactritida - Bactritidae
Bactritidae indet. Hyatt 1884
 Goniatitida - Tornoceratidae
Aulatornoceras "sp. B" Schindewolf 1922 ammonite
 Agoniatitida - Gephuroceratidae
Manticoceras spp. Hyatt 1884 ammonite
 Agoniatitida - Acanthoclymeniidae
Acanthoclymenia sp. n. sp. Hyatt 1900 ammonite
Ponticeras discoidale Glenister 1958 ammonite