Rugosa of the Frasnian Reef facies (Devonian of Canada)

Where: British Columbia-Alberta, Canada (52.0° N, 120.0° W: paleocoordinates 10.9° S, 58.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Frasnian (382.7 - 372.2 Ma)

• Includes exposures of Cairn Formation (Flume Member and unnamed upper member) and Southest Formation (Peechee, Cripple Tongue, and Grotto Members).

• group-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone and dolomite

• reefal facies
• limestones and dolomites, in places separated by shales

Size class: macrofossils

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 40283: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 21.06.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Rugosa -
Rugosa indet. horn coral
Parasmithiphyllum or Wapitiphyllum
 Stauriida - Kyphophyllidae
Tarphyphyllum besti McLean and Pedder 1984 horn coral
Smithiphyllum meridianum McLean and Pedder 1987 horn coral
Tabulophyllum sp. Fenton and Fenton 1924 horn coral
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
Disphyllum sp. Fromentel 1861 horn coral
 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
Phacellophyllum spp., Peneckiella densa, Peneckiella sp., "Pachyphyllum anfractum" = Pachyphyllum, "Medusaephyllum nevadense" = Pachyphyllum, "Medusaephyllum woodmani" = Pachyphyllum
Phacellophyllum spp. G├╝rich 1909 horn coral
Peneckiella densa horn coral
Peneckiella sp. Soshkina 1939 horn coral
"Pachyphyllum anfractum" = Pachyphyllum horn coral
"Medusaephyllum nevadense" = Pachyphyllum horn coral
"Medusaephyllum woodmani" = Pachyphyllum horn coral