Cave Hill Quarries, Lilydale (Devonian of Australia)

Also known as Reef 3351

Where: Victoria, Australia (37.8° S, 145.0° E: paleocoordinates 15.1° S, 174.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Lilydale Limestone Formation, Pragian (410.8 - 407.6 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified limestone

• The limestone is a biostrome, of limited extent, containing principally corals and stromatoporoids. A new shore environment is indicated by the presence of land plants in the underlying Rudock Siltstone, and probaly also by the succeeding brachiopod-bearing Cave Hill Conglomerate.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: replaced with silica

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: R. Etheridge, Jr. 1890. Descriptions of the Upper Silurian fossils from the Lilydale Limestone, Upper Yarra District, Victoria. Records of the Australian Museum 14:60-67 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40360: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Kimberly Koverman on 22.06.2004, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• This is Tassell 1980 augmented by Tassell 1976 (A revision of the gastropod fauna of the Lilydale Limestone (Early Devonian) of Victoria. Memoirs of the Natural History Museum, Victoria 37:1 - 22) and 1982 (Some Siluro-Devonian rostroconch molluscs from south-eastern Australia. Records of the Queen Victoria Museum 79:1 - 11.), plus Wagner's personal observations from collections at the Australian Museum, Sydney in March 2001. Hill's coral identifications reidentify all of Chapman's (1925) species.
Rostroconchia
 Conocardiida - Hippocardiidae
"Hippocardia costatus" = Cartericardia costatum7
"Hippocardia costatus" = Cartericardia costatum7 Cresswell 1893
Gastropoda
 Neritoina - Plagiothyridae
? Littorinides sp.6 Knight 1937 snail
 Euomphalina - Omphalocirridae
"Straparollus (Euomphalus) northi" = Omphalocirrus northi5
"Straparollus (Euomphalus) northi" = Omphalocirrus northi5 Etheridge 1890 snail
 Euomphalina - Anomphalidae
Anomphalus sp.6 Meek and Worthen 1866 snail
 Euomphalina - Pseudophoridae
Scalaetrochus lindstroemi5, "Siluriphorus antiquus" = Siluriphorus antiqua5
Scalaetrochus lindstroemi5 Etheridge 1890 snail
"Siluriphorus antiquus" = Siluriphorus antiqua5 Cresswell 1893 snail
 Euomphalina - Oriostomatidae
"? Cyclonema australis n. sp." = Australonema australis4, Australonema melbournensis n. sp.6, "Cyclonema lilydalensis n. sp." = Australonema lilydalensis2, Oriostoma rotundimuratus n. sp.5
"? Cyclonema australis n. sp." = Australonema australis4 Etheridge 1890 snail
Australonema melbournensis n. sp.6 Tassell 1980 snail
"Cyclonema lilydalensis n. sp." = Australonema lilydalensis2 Etheridge 1891 snail
Oriostoma rotundimuratus n. sp.5 Tassell 1976 snail
 Bellerophontida - Bellerophontidae
Bellerophon creswelli n. sp.2 Etheridge 1891 snail
 Bellerophontida - Bucaniidae
Tremanotus pritchardi5 Cresswell 1893 snail
 Bellerophontida - Tropidodiscidae
Tropidodiscus sp.6 Meek and Worthen 1866 snail
 Neritoidea - Naticopsidae
 Murchisoniina - Phanerotrematidae
Phanerotrema australis n. sp.2 Etheridge 1891 snail
 Murchisoniina - Gosseletinidae
Stenoloron subaequilatera5 Chapman 1916 snail
 Murchisoniina - Murchisoniidae
Murchisonia (Murchisonia) "sp. A"6 d'Archiac and de Verneuil 1841 snail
Murchisonia (Murchisonia) "sp. B"6 d'Archiac and de Verneuil 1841 snail
Murchisonia (Murchisonia) "sp. C"6 d'Archiac and de Verneuil 1841 snail
"Murchisonia (Murchisonia) pritchardi" = Murchisonia pritchardi5 Etheridge 1898 snail
"Murchisonia (Ostioma) albanica n. sp." = Ostioma albanica6 Tassell 1980 snail
Michelia darwini5 de Koninck 1876 snail
 Murchisoniina - Hormotomidae
Gyrodoma etheridgei5 Cresswell 1893 snail
 Murchisoniina - Soleniscidae
"? Macrochilina sp." = Strobeus8
"? Macrochilina sp." = Strobeus8 de Koninck 1881 snail
 Murchisoniina - Loxonematidae
Loxonema australis5 Chapman 1916 snail
 Murchisoniina -
"Niso (Vetotubia) brazieri n. sp." = Vetotuba brazieri
"Niso (Vetotubia) brazieri n. sp." = Vetotuba brazieri Etheridge 1890 snail
Tergomya
 Tryblidiida - Proplinidae
 Scenelloidea - Scenellidae
? Palaeoscurria sp.6 Perner 1903
Crinoidea
 Cladida -
Pernerocrinus sp.1 Bouska 1946 Sea lily
Pernerocrinus discus n. sp.1 Sea lily
Anthozoa
 Stauriida - Ptenophyllidae
 Stauriida - Eridophyllidae
 Stauriida - Cyathophyllidae