Salobral Fmn, Cordillera Iberica Oriental (Devonian of Spain)

Where: Aragon, Spain (41.1° N, 1.1° W: paleocoordinates 37.7° S, 24.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Salobral Formation, Givetian (387.7 - 382.7 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; silty shale and sandstone

• "[formation's] oldest parts are silty shales with concretions. They grade into an alternation with increasing sandstones which become partly quartzitic. In the upper third shelly faunas become moderately abundant...In the top of this sequence red sandstones prevail, locally the very top is channeled and grey calcareous sandstones full of large-sized Schizophoria fill the channels..."

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 40444: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 23.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Phacopida - Acastidae
Neocalmonia (Bradocryphaeus) cf. mosana trilobite
subgenus given as "Bradycryphaeus"
Conodonta
 Conodontophorida - Icriodontidae
Icriodus latericrescens Branson and Mehl 1938 conodont
Lophophorata
 Tentaculitida - Tentaculitidae
Tentaculites sp. von Schlotheim 1820
Strophomenata
 Productida - Chonetidae
Devonochonetes sp. Muir-Wood 1962
 Strophomenida - Strophodontidae
"Strophodonta sp." = Strophomena (Strophodonta)
"Strophodonta sp." = Strophomena (Strophodonta) Hall 1852
given as "Stropheodonta"
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida - Spinocyrtiidae
 Spiriferida - Mucrospiriferidae
"Mucrospirifer" sp. Grabau 1931
  - Tropidoleptidae
 Orthida - Schizophoriidae
Schizophoria sp. King 1850
Anthozoa
 Rugosa -
Rugosa indet. horn coral