Goniatite zone G1, 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)

• 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 39053: 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.
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Tentaculita
 Styliolinida - Styliolinidae
Styliolinidae indet. Grabau and Shimer 1910
Cephalopoda
 Goniatitida - Tornoceratidae
Linguatornoceras aff. clausum Glenister 1958 ammonite
 Agoniatitida - Beloceratidae
"Mesobeloceras housei" = Naplesites housei
"Mesobeloceras housei" = Naplesites housei Montesinos and Henn 1986 ammonite
 Agoniatitida - Gephuroceratidae
Manticoceras cf. cordatum Sandberger and Sandberger 1856 ammonite
Manticoceras lamed Sandberger and Sandberger 1850 ammonite
 Nautiloidea -
Nautiloidea indet. Agassiz 1847 nautiloid
orthocones