Rugosa of the Lime Creek Fmn, Owen 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: Owen Member (Lime Creek Formation), Frasnian (382.7 - 372.2 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone

• biostromal
• "Biostromal, stromatoporoid-rich limestone is the dominant lithology of the Owen Member..."

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 40290: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 21.06.2004, edited by Uta Merkel

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Taxonomic list

 Stauriida - Kyphophyllidae
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
Disphyllum sp. Fromentel 1861 horn coral
Charactophyllum sp. Simpson 1900 horn coral
 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
Macgeea sp., Macgeea camplanulata n. sp., "Pachyphyllum crassicostatum" = Pachyphyllum, "Medusaephyllum sp." = Pachyphyllum, Pachyphyllum dumonti n. sp.
Macgeea sp. Webster 1889 horn coral
Macgeea camplanulata n. sp. Sorauf 1998 horn coral
"Pachyphyllum crassicostatum" = Pachyphyllum horn coral
"Medusaephyllum sp." = Pachyphyllum Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 horn coral
Pachyphyllum dumonti n. sp. Sorauf 1998 horn coral