Monforte Fmn, unit 4, Cordillera Iberica Oriental (Devonian of Spain)

Where: Aragon, Spain (41.1° N, 1.1° W: paleocoordinates 41.2° S, 29.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Monforte Formation, Eifelian (393.3 - 387.7 Ma)

• lower part of Eifelian

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; calcareous shale and sandstone

• "Monforte is 60m thick and consists of: 1)3.5m basal crinoid limestones; 2) about 2m marly shales with rich fauna; 3) 16m argillaceous shales poor in fauna; 4) 20m coarser shales, with 4 groups of marly shale beds full of brachiopods and individual thin sandstone or siltstone layers; 5) 12m of shales that end with a few centrimetric sandstone layers; 6) 7m of an alternation of shales and brachiopod marls and, in the top, 3 marly limestone beds (up to 25cm each) that can be traced 16km along strike."ff

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 40434: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 23.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida - Hysterolitidae
 Orthida - Schizophoriidae
Schizophoria sp. King 1850