Moyuela Fmn, upper 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; black shale and black limestone

• "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 40439: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 23.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Nowakiida - Nowakiidae
Nowakia sp. Gurich 1896
 Goniatitida -
Goniatitida indet. Hyatt 1884 ammonite
 Conodontophorida - Icriodontidae
Icriodus spp. Branson and Mehl 1938 conodont
 Ozarkodinida - Spathognathodontidae
 Ozarkodinida - Polygnathidae
Polygnathus angustipennatus Bischoff and Ziegler 1957 conodont
Polygnathus costatus Klapper 1971 conodont
 Arthrodira -
Arthrodira indet. Woodward 1891 armour-plated fish