Rugosa of the Lime Creek Fmn, Cerro Gordo Mbr, north-central Iowa (Devonian of the United States)

Where: Iowa (43.0° N, 93.0° W: paleocoordinates 29.2° S, 37.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Cerro Gordo Member (Lime Creek Formation), Frasnian (382.7 - 372.2 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; calcareous shale and argillaceous limestone

• "The Cerro Gordo...consists of alternating calcareous shales and nodular argillaceous limestones"

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 40289: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 21.06.2004, edited by Uta Merkel

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Taxonomic list

 Cystiphyllida - Cystiphyllidae
 Stauriida - Kyphophyllidae
 Stauriida - Endophyllidae
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
Macgeea solitaria, Macgeea culmula, "Medusaephyllum woodmani" = Pachyphyllum
Macgeea culmula horn coral
"Medusaephyllum woodmani" = Pachyphyllum horn coral