Virgin Hills Fm. Ammonoids, Loc.T41 B58, Stufe II-alpha, Famen., Canning Basin (Devonian of Australia)

Where: Western Australia, Australia (18.0° S, 125.5° E: paleocoordinates 19.9° S, 123.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Virgin Hills Formation, Early/Lower Famennian (376.1 - 370.6 Ma)

• Ammonoid Stufe II-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.

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 39093: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 20.05.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Monograph devoted to ammonoids only.
Cephalopoda
 Goniatitida - Cheiloceratidae
Cheiloceras (Cheiloceras) sp. Frech 1897 ammonite
Cheiloceras (Cheiloceras) sacculus Sandberger and Sandberger 1851 ammonite
"Cheiloceras (Staffites) ovatum" = Puncticeras ovatus Munster 1832 ammonite
 Goniatitida - Tornoceratidae
"Tornoceras (Tornoceras) simplex" = Tornoceras simplex
"Tornoceras (Tornoceras) simplex" = Tornoceras simplex von Buch 1832 ammonite
 Goniatitida - Sporadoceratidae
Sporadoceras (Sporadoceras) latilobatum Schindewolf 1923 ammonite