Virgin Hills Fm. Ammonoids, Loc. GSWA 3294B, Stufe IV, 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 IV

• 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: 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 39114: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 20.05.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Monograph devoted to ammonoids only.
Cephalopoda
 Clymeniida - Cyrtoclymeniidae
Cyrtoclymenia cf. stenomphala Petter 1960 ammonite
 Clymeniida - Kosmoclymeniidae
Protoxyclymenia cf. dunkeri Muenster 1839 ammonite
 Clymeniida - Platyclymeniidae
 Goniatitida - Prolobitidae
Raymondiceras inceptum Petersen 1975 ammonite