Locality UQL2953, Shield Creek Fmn, N Queensland (Devonian to of Australia)

Also known as Carlinastraea fauna UQL2953

Where: Queensland, Australia (19.0° S, 145.0° E: paleocoordinates 2.9° N, 163.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Shield Creek Formation, Lochkovian to Lochkovian (419.2 - 407.6 Ma)

• Formation of Lochkovian/Pragian age. Collections from upper part, but not entirely clear from this statement whether they are Pragian. The Carlinastraea fauna spans both stages.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone and intraclastic, shelly/skeletal grainstone

• Some evidence in some collections that corals were rolled and transported.
• "The material is from...a number of limestone lenses outcropping on the E slopes of the quartzite ridge running N from 'Pandanus Creek' homestead...Stratigraphically, the lenses occur in the middle 50m of the Shield Creek Formation which in this area is c. 160m thick and predominantly of medium to coarse arkose with thin mudstone interbeds and thin, clean, very coarse quartz-arenite lenses. The limestone lenses consist predominantly of thickly bedded calcarenites and calcirudites composed mainly of fragments of algae, stromatoporoids, corals, brachiopods, crinoid debris and other shelly material, and intraclasts, all set in a fine micritic matrix.

Reposited in the UQ

Primary reference: C.-M. Yu and J. S. Jell. 1990. Early Devonian rugose coral fauna from the Shield Creek Formation, Broken River Embayment, north Queensland. Memoir of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists [P.A. Jell, ed. Devonian and Carboniferous coral studies] 10:169-209 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40002: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 14.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Rugose corals only. See lithologic description for other taxa known (as fragments) but not studied.
Anthozoa
 Rugosa -
 Stauriida - Spongophyllidae
 Stauriida - Ptenophyllidae
 Stauriida - Amsdenoididae
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
 Stauriida - Cyathophyllidae