Goniatite zone J1, Loc. 371A, 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)

• Maternoceras retorquatum 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 39065: 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 clausum Glenister 1958 ammonite
 Agoniatitida - Beloceratidae
Beloceras tenuistriatum d'Archiac and de Verneuil 1842 ammonite
 Agoniatitida - Gephuroceratidae
Trimanticoceras aff. cinctum Glenister 1958 ammonite
Manticoceras spp. Hyatt 1884 ammonite
Manticoceras rugosum Sandberger and Sandberger 1851 ammonite
Sphaeromanticoceras bullatum Wedekind 1913 ammonite
Maternoceras retorquatum Glenister 1958 ammonite