Virgin Hills Formation Corals, Loc. K189, Canning Basin (Devonian to of Australia)

Where: Western Australia, Australia (18.0° S, 125.5° E: paleocoordinates 20.4° S, 121.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Virgin Hills Formation, Frasnian to Frasnian (382.7 - 358.9 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; grainstone and sandstone

• REf. 10549: interpreted as marginal slope and basin facies of reef complex
• Ref. 10549: "The Virgin Hills Formation is typically red and consists of calcarenite, calcirudite and megabreccia with interbedded sandstone, siltstone, and conglomerate; clastic sediments become more common in the basin facies."

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 39286: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 25.05.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• corals only
Anthozoa
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
 Favositida - Alveolitidae