Ramblar Fmn, lower arenaceous unit, 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: Ramblar Formation, Late/Upper Emsian (402.5 - 391.9 Ma)

• middle part of Upper Emsian.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; calcareous sandstone

• "The Ramblar Fmn is another excellent example for the structure of Celtiberian rhythmothems." [see lithology]
• "1)...the Ramblar Fmn begins with 18m of an arenaceous unit...calcareous sandstones...The facies development from these arenaceous beds of very shallow facies into the overlying limestones...2) 8m of largely carbonate sediments are the biogenic basis of the next rhythmothem...coquinites and crinoidal limestones...marly layers...3) 15m of rather black shales constitute the initial part of another Hercynic episode..."

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 40422: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 23.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Phacopida - Acastidae
Kayserops sp. Delo 1935 trilobite
Gastropoda
 Euomphalina - Platyceratidae
Platyceras sp. Conrad 1840 snail
Strophomenata
 Productida - Chonetidae
 Orthotetida - Chilidiopsidae
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida - Spinocyrtiidae
 Spiriferida - Hysterolitidae