Goniatite zone F3, Loc. 366 , Frasnian, Canning Basin (Devonian of Australia)

Where: Western Australia, Australia (18.5° S, 126.0° E: paleocoordinates 19.3° S, 127.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Virgin Hills Formation, Frasnian (382.7 - 372.2 Ma)

• Sphaeromanticoceras affine regional zone.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; red limestone and red sandstone

• Marginal slope and basin facies of the reef complex.
• From ref. 10549: "The V.H. Fm. is typically red and consits of calcarenite, calcirudite, and megabreccia with interbedded sandstone, siltstone and conglomerate; clastic sediments become more common in the basin facies."

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 39050: 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.
Cephalopoda
 Bactritida - Bactritidae
 Goniatitida - Tornoceratidae
Aulatornoceras eifliense Steininger 1849 ammonite
 Agoniatitida - Gephuroceratidae
Carinoceras sp. Ljaschenko 1957 ammonite
Manticoceras lamed Sandberger and Sandberger 1850 ammonite
Sphaeromanticoceras affine Steininger 1849 ammonite
Sphaeromanticoceras cf. orbiculum Beyrich 1837 ammonite
Maternoceras sp. n. sp. Clausen 1969 ammonite
 Agoniatitida - Acanthoclymeniidae
Acanthoclymenia sp. Hyatt 1900 ammonite