Lower Carboniferous fauna from Unit 6 of the Los Santos de Maimona Basin (Carboniferous to of Spain)

Where: Badajoz, Spain (38.5° N, 6.5° W: paleocoordinates 16.5° S, 3.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Asbian to Asbian (339.4 - 326.4 Ma)

• 'The basin is about 11km long, northwest to southeast. Its succession was subdivided by Rodriquez et al. (1992) into 8 units, with a total of more than 1000m. The section at Las Pilitas 2 is 45 m thick, and the upper portion is regarded as Unit 6. The fossils come from a marly breccia beneath a limestone bed 1.5m thick near the top of the section.'

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: slope; marl

• 'The breccia is interpreted as a turbiditic debris layer, typical of the outer edge of the slope.'
• 'a marly breccia'

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 39854: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Jocelyn Sessa on 09.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Foraminiferida -
"Foraminiferida indet." = Foraminifera
"Foraminiferida indet." = Foraminifera d'Orbigny 1826 foram
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
Anthozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1834
 Reticulosa - Stereodictyidae
Stereodictyum orthoplectum n. gen. Finks 1960 glass sponge
 Algae -