Virgin Hills Fm. Ammonoids, Loc. T16, A4,Stufen II&III, Famennian, Canning Basin (Devonian of Australia)

Where: Western Australia, Australia (18.0° S, 125.5° E: paleocoordinates 21.4° S, 117.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Virgin Hills Formation, Famennian (372.2 - 358.9 Ma)

• Ammonoid Stufen II and III

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; red limestone and calcareous siltstone

• Marginal slope and basin facies of the reef complex.
• "The Virgin HIlls Formation averages approximately 300 meters in thickness in the study area and consists of bright red limestone, calcareous siltstone, shale, and sandstone." Monograph doesn't really give information needed to partition individual collecting localities into different lithologies.

Collection methods: Loc. T16: A4, A36, A67, A68, and A69 combined. Author gives specimen counts.

Primary reference: M. S. Petersen. 1975. Upper Devonian (Famennian) ammonoids from the Canning Basin, Western Australia. Paleontological Society Memoir 8:1-55 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39079: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 19.05.2004, edited by Linda Ivany and Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Monograph devoted to ammonoids only.
 Goniatitida - Cheiloceratidae
Torleyoceras sp. n. sp., "Cheiloceras (Staffites) ovatum" = Puncticeras ovatus
Torleyoceras sp. n. sp. Wedekind 1918 ammonite
"Cheiloceras (Staffites) ovatum" = Puncticeras ovatus Munster 1832 ammonite
 Goniatitida - Dimeroceratidae
Paratornoceras lentiforme Sandberger 1857 ammonite
Dimeroceras petterae Petersen 1975 ammonite
 Goniatitida - Tornoceratidae
"Tornoceras simplex" = Tornoceras simplex, "Tornoceras (Tornoceras) simplex" = Tornoceras simplex, Polonoceras delepinei
"Tornoceras simplex" = Tornoceras simplex von Buch 1832 ammonite
"Tornoceras (Tornoceras) simplex" = Tornoceras simplex von Buch 1832 ammonite
Polonoceras delepinei Petersen 1975 ammonite
 Goniatitida - Sporadoceratidae
Sporadoceras (Sporadoceras) biferum Phillips 1841 ammonite
Sporadoceras (Sporadoceras) latilobatum Schindewolf 1923 ammonite
"Sporadoceras (Sporadoceras) muensteri" = Sporadoceras muensteri von Buch 1832 ammonite