Castellar Fmn, upper parts, Nogueras area, Aragon, Spain (Devonian of Spain)

Where: Aragon, Spain (41.1° N, 1.1° W: paleocoordinates 44.6° S, 34.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Castellar Formation, Late/Upper Emsian (402.5 - 391.9 Ma)

• middle part of Upper Emsian.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; micaceous siltstone and shelly/skeletal limestone

• "Castellar Fmn...measures 160m...Above its basal 30 m (still in Hercynic Facies), there are 7m of marls...Upward the contents increase in silt and mica and, later, in fine sand increase...Individual beds of crinoid or shelly limestones are present...Some shelly beds appear ferruginous...The average fauna of ferruginous, marly siltstones id dominated by large-sized brachiopods..."

Primary reference: P. Carls. 1988. The Devonian of Celtiberia (Spain) and Devonian paleogeography of SW Europe. In N. J. McMillan, A. F. Embry, D. J. Glass (eds.), Devonian of the World, Volume I 421-466 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40419: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 23.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Palaeocopida - Beyrichiidae
Kloedenia sp. Jones and Holl 1886 ostracod
 Fenestrida - Fenestellidae
 Tentaculitida - Tentaculitidae
Tentaculites sp. von Schlotheim 1820
 Productida - Chonetidae
 Productida - Eodevonariidae
 Orthotetida - Chilidiopsidae
 Strophomenida - Leptostrophiidae
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
 Strophomenida - Strophodontidae
"Plicostropheodonta sp." = Dictyostrophia (Plicostropheodonta)
"Plicostropheodonta sp." = Dictyostrophia (Plicostropheodonta)
 Spiriferida - Spinocyrtiidae
 Spiriferida - Hysterolitidae
 Rhynchonellida - Camarotoechiidae
"Camarotoechia" sp. Hall and Clarke 1893
 Rhynchonellida - Uncinulidae
Uncinulus sp. Bayle 1878
 Orthida - Schizophoriidae
Schizophoria vulvaria von Schlotheim 1820
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
Rhipidomellidae indet. Schuchert 1913
 Orthida - Platyorthidae
 Favositida - Micheliniidae
 Rugosa -
Rugosa indet. horn coral