Goniatite zone G1, Loc. 364 and vicinity, Frasnian, Canning Basin (Devonian of Australia)

Where: Western Australia, Australia (18.0° S, 126.0° E: paleocoordinates 18.9° S, 126.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• Mesobeloceras housei 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."

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 39052: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 19.05.2004

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Taxonomic list

• In general, only goniatites are mentioned by name.
Cephalopoda
 Agoniatitida - Beloceratidae
Mesobeloceras sp. n. sp. Glenister 1958 ammonite
"Mesobeloceras housei" = Naplesites housei Montesinos and Henn 1986 ammonite
 Agoniatitida - Acanthoclymeniidae
Probeloceras sp. Clarke 1898 ammonite