Virgin Hills Formation Stromatoporoids, Canning Basin (Devonian of Australia)

Where: Western Australia, Australia (18.0° S, 125.5° E: paleocoordinates 19.0° S, 126.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Virgin Hills Formation, Frasnian (382.7 - 372.2 Ma)

• Lower (Frasnian) part of formation

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone and sandstone

• marginal slope and basin facies of reef complex
• Ref. 10549: "V.H. formation typically red and consists of calcarenite, calcirudite and megabreccia with interbedded sandstone, siltstone, and conglomerate"

Primary reference: A. E. Cockbain. 1984. Stromatoporoids from the Devonian reef complexes, Canning Basin, Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia Bulletin 129:1-108 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39238: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 24.05.2004

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Taxonomic list

• only stromatoporoids reported
 Syringostromatida - Stachyoditidae
 Stromatoporellida - Trupetostromatidae