Sadler Limestone Corals, Wapet section DD2, 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

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Sadler Limestone Formation, Frasnian (382.7 - 372.2 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone and siltstone

• Interpreted as marginal slope facies of reef complex.
• Ref. 10549: "Sadler Limestone consists of calcarenite, calcirudite, megabreccia and siltstone..."

Collection methods: See PBDB coll. 25263 for related (partially overlapping) material. Combined are several levels within section, locality numbers K233,K234,K236-K248,K250-K253

Primary reference: D. Hill and J. S. Jell. 1970. Devonian corals from the Canning Basin, Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia Bulletin 121:1-158 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39262: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 25.05.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• corals only
 Auloporida - Auloporidae
Aulopora sp. Goldfuss 1829 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
Thamnopora boloniensis tabulate coral
 Favositida - Alveolitidae
Alveolites cf. caudatus tabulate coral
Alveolites ? tumidus tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Metriophyllidae
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
Disphyllidae indet. Hill 1939 horn coral
Argutastrea hullensis Hill 1954 horn coral
Disphyllum virgatum Hinde 1890 horn coral
Disphyllum ? caespitosum Goldfuss 1826 horn coral
Temnophyllum sp. Walther 1928 horn coral
Temnophyllum turbinatum Hill 1954 horn coral
"? Temnophyllum ? floriforme" = Hillastraea floriformis Hill 1954 horn coral
 Stauriida - Zaphrentidae
"Zaphrentis iocosa" = Zaphrenthis
"Zaphrentis iocosa" = Zaphrenthis horn coral