Virgin Hills Fm. Ammonoids, Loc. WAPET H, H4, Stufe III, 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

• 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 39101: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 20.05.2004, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Monograph devoted to ammonoids only.
 Goniatitida - Posttornoceratidae
Posttornoceras glenisteri Petersen 1975 ammonite
 Goniatitida - Dimeroceratidae
Paratornoceras lentiforme Sandberger 1857 ammonite
 Goniatitida - Tornoceratidae
Polonoceras delepinei Petersen 1975 ammonite
 Goniatitida - Pseudoclymeniidae
Pseudoclymenia dillensis Drevermann 1901 ammonite
 Goniatitida - Sporadoceratidae
Sporadoceras (Sporadoceras) rotundum Wedekind 1908 ammonite
"Sporadoceras (Sporadoceras) muensteri" = Sporadoceras muensteri von Buch 1832 ammonite