Virgin Hills Fm. Ammonoids, RS186, Stufe II-beta, 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 Stufe II-beta

• 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./Coll. RS186. 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 39109: 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 - Dimeroceratidae
Paratornoceras lentiforme Sandberger 1857 ammonite
 Goniatitida - Tornoceratidae
"Tornoceras (Tornoceras) simplex" = Tornoceras simplex
"Tornoceras (Tornoceras) simplex" = Tornoceras simplex von Buch 1832 ammonite