Goniatite zone J2, Loc. 364, Frasnian, Canning Basin (Devonian of Australia)

Where: Western Australia, Australia (18.0° S, 126.0° E: paleocoordinates 18.6° S, 127.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Virgin Hills Formation, Late/Upper Frasnian (379.5 - 376.1 Ma)

• Neomanticoceras erraticum 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 39057: 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.
 Goniatitida - Tornoceratidae
Linguatornoceras sp. House 1965 ammonite
 Agoniatitida - Gephuroceratidae
"Neomanticoceras erraticum" = Virginoceras erraticum Glenister 1958 ammonite
Trimanticoceras cinctum Glenister 1958 ammonite
Manticoceras lamed Sandberger and Sandberger 1850 ammonite
Serramanticoceras serratum Steininger 1849 ammonite
Serramanticoceras aff. serratum Steininger 1849 ammonite
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
Spinatrypina sp. Rzhonsnitskaya 1964