Rugosa of upper Fort Simpson Fmn, Liard River/Bouvier River area, NWT (Devonian of Canada)

Where: Northwest Territories, Canada (62.0° N, 121.0° W: paleocoordinates 4.1° S, 37.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Fort Simpson Formation, Frasnian (382.7 - 372.2 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; calcareous siltstone and calcareous sandstone

• "...dominantly shaly...Fort Simpson Formation. Outcrops of more calcareous, silty and sandy beds high in this formation..."

Primary reference: R. A. McLean and J. E. Sorauf. 1988. The distribution of rugose corals in Frasnian outcrop sequences of North America. In N. J. McMillan, A. F. Embry, and D. J. Glass (eds.), Devonian of the World, Volume III. Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. Calgary, Alberta, Canada 379-396 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40142: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 18.06.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Rugosa only
Anthozoa
 Stauriida - Kyphophyllidae
Smithiphyllum muratum McLean and Pedder 1987 horn coral
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
Hunanophrentis sp. Sun 1958 horn coral
 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
Peneckiella sp. Soshkina 1939 horn coral
 Rugosa -
Piceaphyllum sp. horn coral