Cortes Formation, Palencia, N Spain (Devonian to of Spain)

Where: Palencia, Spain (43.0° N, 0.9° W: paleocoordinates 46.1° S, 38.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Cortes Formation (Abadia Group), Pragian to Pragian (410.8 - 393.3 Ma)

• Siegenian to Lower Emsian (Zlichovian)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; gray shale and micaceous, calcareous siltstone

• [about 60m thick sequence of gray shales, in the lower part partly with [?siliceous/chert nodules?--"Kieselgallen"] and calcareous, partly micaceous, gray-brown weathering siltstones, which in places contain Zoophycos]

Primary reference: H. Jahnke, A. Henn, H. Mader and J. Schweineberg. 1983. Silur und Devon im Arauz-Gebiet (Prov. Palencia, N-Spanien). Newsletters on Stratigraphy 13(1):40-66 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40348: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 22.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Phacopida - Acastidae
Asteropyginae indet. Delo 1935 trilobite
 Phacopida - Dalmanitidae
Odontochile sp. Hawle and Corda 1847 trilobite
 Phacopida - Homalonotidae
Homalonotidae indet. Chapman 1890 trilobite
 Proetida - Aulacopleuridae
Otarion sp. Zenker 1833 trilobite
 Lichida - Odontopleuridae
Leonaspis sp. Richter and Richter 1917 trilobite
 Nowakiida - Nowakiidae
 Conodontophorida - Icriodontidae
 Athyridida - Anoplothecidae
 Terebratulida - Meganterididae
 Spiriferida - Acrospiriferidae
 Spiriferida - Hysterolitidae
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
Trigonirhynchia sp. Cooper 1942
 Ichnofossils -
Zoophycos sp. Massalongo 1855