Chinaman Creek Lst Middle Fauna, Broken River Province, N Queensland (Devonian to of Australia)

Where: Queensland, Australia (19.5° S, 145.0° E: paleocoordinates 10.1° S, 152.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Chinaman Creek Limestone Member (Broken River Formation), Eifelian to Eifelian (393.3 - 382.7 Ma)

• Eifelian to earliest Givetian

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone and calcareous shale

• Shallow marine.
• Ref. 10847: "2250 feet of limestone with moderate-sized bioherms at the base" "Predominantly detrital limestones with thin calcareous shales and several thick coarse sandstone beds; large reefal limestones in basal unit...Interbedded in the Broken River Formation and grading laterally into muddy sediments to the south"

Primary reference: J. S. Jell, A. Simpson, R. Mawson and J. A. Talent. 1993. Biostratigraphic summary. in I. W. Withnall and S. C. Lang, eds. Geology of the Broken River Province, north Queensland [Queensland Geology vol. 4; Department of Minerals and Energy] 239-245 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40012: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 14.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

• For the most part, only the corals are considered in any detail.
Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
 Terebratulida - Stringocephalidae
 Tabulata -
Tabulata indet. tabulate coral
 Cystiphyllida - Cystiphyllidae
Cystiphylloides sp. Chapman 1893 horn coral
 Stauriida - Spongophyllidae
Spongophyllum sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 horn coral
 Stauriida - Ptenophyllidae
Xystriphyllum sp. Hill 1939 horn coral
Australophyllum sp. Stumm 1949 horn coral
Taimyrophyllum sp. Chernyshev 1941 horn coral
Acanthophyllum sp. Dybowski 1873 horn coral
 Stauriida - Stauriidae
Dendrostella sp. Glinski 1957 horn coral
 Stauriida - Endophyllidae
Sanidophyllum sp. Etheridge 1899 horn coral
Endophyllum sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 horn coral
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
Disphyllum sp. Fromentel 1861 horn coral
 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
Thamnophyllum sp. Penecke 1894 horn coral
 Stromatoporoidea -
 Amphiporida - Amphiporidae
Amphipora sp. Schulz 1883