West Quarry, Mokra, Czech Rep., collection from quadrat I5, upper part of bed 1 (Devonian of Czech Republic)

Where: Moravia, Czech Republic (49.2° N, 16.8° E: paleocoordinates 20.9° S, 29.4° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Macocha Formation, Frasnian (382.7 - 372.2 Ma)

• This is quadrant 5, from the upper part of bed 1 and stratigraphic interval I.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; shelly/skeletal wackestone

• 'shallow carbonate ramp with abundant reef dwelling fauna...have the character of reef banks.' 'northern margin of Devonian back-arc or related basins'
• 'biomicritic limestone with well-developed horizontal bedding. Some layers possess 2cm long fragments of Amphipora moravica.'

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: '4 meter squared quadrants were reconstructed from paleo-sea floor fragments.'

Primary reference: P. Cejchan and J. Hladil. 1996. Searching for extinction/recovery gradients: the Frasnian-Fammennian interval, Mokra section, Moravia, central Europe. in M. B. Hart, ed. Biotic Recovery from Mass Extinction Events (Geological Society of London Special Publication) 120:135-162 [A. Miller/J. Sessa/J. Sessa]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39165: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Jocelyn Sessa on 22.05.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• 'Abundance is the number of individuals for solitary organisms or the number of colonies for clonal organisms.' Paper also gives occupied area for each taxon, and estimates skeletal mass produced per year and biomass produced per year -- I have reported abundance values.
Rhynchonellata
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
? Atrypidae indet. Gill 1871
Atrypidae ? sp. 1
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchonellidae
Rhynchonellidae indet. Gray 1848
Rhynchonellidae sp. 1
Anthozoa
 Favositida - Alveolitidae
Scoliopora denticulata tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
Disphyllum sp. Fromentel 1861 horn coral
Stromatoporoidea
 Amphiporida - Amphiporidae
Amphipora moravica Zukalova 1971