Goniatite zone L1, Loc. 364, 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)

• Sphaeromanticoceras lindneri 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 39059: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 19.05.2004, edited by Pete Wagner

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Taxonomic list

• In general, only goniatites are mentioned by name.
Trilobita indet.1 Walch 1771 trilobite
 Euomphalina - Platyceratidae
Platyceras sp.1 Conrad 1840 snail
 Basommatophora - Planorbidae
Planorbis sp.1 Muller 1774 pulmonate
 Bellerophontida -
Bellerophontoidea indet.2 M'Coy 1851 snail
 Neritoidea - Naticopsidae
Naticopsidae sp.2 Meek and Worthen 1866 snail
 Murchisoniina -
Eotomarioidea indet.2 Wenz 1938 snail
 Murchisoniina - Loxonematidae
Loxonematidae sp.2 Koken 1889 snail
 Agoniatitida - Gephuroceratidae
Manticoceras guppyi Glenister 1958 ammonite
Crinoidea indet.1 Miller 1821 Sea lily
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
Anthozoa indet.1 Ehrenberg 1834