Emsian fauna from Aguion Fm, Arnao Beach , Asturias (Devonian of Spain)

Where: Asturias, Spain (43.6° N, 6.0° W: paleocoordinates 42.4° S, 33.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Aguion Formation, Emsian (407.6 - 393.3 Ma)

• 'Because the matrix surrounding the fossils is gray bioclastic limestone, we believe they came from the calcareous member of the Aguion Fm. However, we cannot be absolutely sure because the fossils were collected in 1934 and the label does not give a precise point of origin.'

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• 'the basal member of the Aguion Fm is a reefal succession'
• 'gray bioclastic limestone'

Reposited in the UCM

• 'Specimens are deposited in the Department of Paleontology, Faculty of Geology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).'

Primary reference: D. C. Garcia-Bellido and J. K. Rigby. 2004. Devonian and Carboniferous sponges from Spain. Journal of Paleontology 78(3):431-455 [A. Miller/J. Sessa/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39706: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Jocelyn Sessa on 03.06.2004, edited by Uta Merkel

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Triblyocrinus flatheanus
Triblyocrinus flatheanus Breimer, 1962
Stenolaemata
 Fenestrata -
Fenestrata indet. Astrova and Morozova 1956
Brachiopoda
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Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
Anthozoa
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
Thamnopora irregularis tabulate coral
? Thamnopora sotoi tabulate coral
Hexactinellida
 Amphidiscosa - Pelicaspongiidae
Asturiaspongia aqualiforma n. gen. n. sp. Garcia-Bellido and Rigby 2004 glass sponge