Ramblar Fmn, middle carbonate 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; shelly/skeletal limestone

• "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 40424: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 23.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Phacopida - Phacopidae
"Phacops" sp. Emmrich 1839 trilobite
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Stenolaemata
 Fenestrida - Fenestellidae
 Trepostomata - Monticuliporidae
Monticulipora sp. Dorbigny 1850
Crinoidea
  -
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
Strophomenata
 Productida - Chonetidae
 Strophomenida - Douvillinidae
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
 Athyridida - Anoplothecidae
 Terebratulida - Cimicinellidae
 Spiriferinida - Cyrtinidae
Cyrtina sp. Davidson 1858
 Spiriferida - Reticulariidae
 Pentamerida - Gypidulidae
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
 Rhynchonellida - Glossinotoechiidae
 Orthida - Dalmanellidae
Anthozoa
 Favositida - Favositidae
Favositidae indet. Dana 1846 tabulate coral
 Rugosa -
Rugosa indet. horn coral
 Stauriida - Combophyllidae
Combophyllum sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 horn coral