NMVPL1841 echinoderms, central Victoria (Devonian of Australia)

Where: Victoria, Australia (37.8° S, 145.3° E: paleocoordinates 17.0° S, 173.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Humevale Formation, Early/Lower Devonian (419.2 - 393.3 Ma)

• "Humevale Formation (=Ruddock Silstone--see VandenBerg 1971)"

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; fine-grained sandstone

• "The fossils are preserved as moulds in a matrix of fine sandstone and are heavily stained with limonite. Asterozoans, brachiopods and woody fragments are associated, apparently indicating a setting similar to NMVPL229 [PBDB coll. 39217]..."

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: P. A. Jell. 1983. Early Devonian echinoderms from Victoria (Rhombifera, Blastoidea and Ophiocistoidea). Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 1:209-235 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39218: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 24.05.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Echinoderms only.
  - Rhenosquamidae
Gillocystis polypoda n. gen. n. sp.
Gillocystis polypoda n. gen. n. sp. Jell 1983
Asterozoa indet. von Zittel 1895
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866