Moyuela Fmn, middle third, 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: Moyuela Formation, Eifelian (393.3 - 387.7 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lime mudstone and black shale

• "Moyuela is a predominantly shaly unit with calcareous intercalarions...[lithology of lower third not explicitly described]...[middle third consists of] 8m of an alternation of micritic limestones, marls, and marly nodules with black shales rich in dacryoconarids...The upper characterized by big black nodules of dacryoconarid limestone in black shales. The fauna is fully pelagic..."

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 40438: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 23.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Phacopida -
Phacopida indet. Salter 1864 trilobite
 Proetida -
Proetida indet. Fortey and Owens 1975 trilobite
 Dacryoconarida -
 Ozarkodinida - Polygnathidae
Polygnathus costatus Klapper 1971 conodont
 Spiriferida -
Spiriferida indet. Waagen 1883