Virgin Hills Fm. Ammonoids, Loc. T27, Stufe III-alpha, Famennian, Canning Basin (Devonian of Australia)

Where: Western Australia, Australia (18.0° S, 125.5° E: paleocoordinates 21.0° S, 119.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Virgin Hills Formation, Middle Famennian (370.6 - 364.7 Ma)

• Ammonoid Stufe III-alpha

• 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. T27: A78. 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 39086: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 19.05.2004, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Monograph devoted to ammonoides only.
 Goniatitida - Tornoceratidae
"Tornoceras (Tornoceras) simplex" = Tornoceras simplex, Polonoceras delepinei
"Tornoceras (Tornoceras) simplex" = Tornoceras simplex von Buch 1832 ammonite
Polonoceras delepinei Petersen 1975 ammonite
 Goniatitida - Sporadoceratidae
Sporadoceras angustisellatum, "Sporadoceras (Sporadoceras) muensteri" = Sporadoceras muensteri
"Sporadoceras (Sporadoceras) muensteri" = Sporadoceras muensteri von Buch 1832 ammonite