Chernaya Bay Horizon, platform facies, SW Novaya Zemlya (Devonian of Russian Federation)

Where: Arkhangel'skaya Oblast', Russian Federation (72.0° N, 52.0° E: paleocoordinates 6.0° N, 2.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Chernaya Bay Horizon Formation, Givetian (387.7 - 382.7 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; dolomitic limestone and shale

• Shallow carbonate platform.
• Lithologies read off of stratigraphic chart (fig. 2): dolomitized limestone; shale, calcarenite, layered limestones, bioherms and reefs; silty and sandy limestone. This time interval is represented by both carbonate platform and sediment-starved trough facies. Authors do not distinguish which lithologies are present in which facies.

Collection methods: Faunal list from Fig. 3

Primary reference: S. V. Cherkesova. 1988. Lower and Middle Devonian marine deposits of the Soviet arctic and the correlation with arctic Canada. In N. J. McMillan, A. F. Embry, and D. J. Glass (eds.), Devonian of the World, Volume III 669-679 [M. Foote/M. Foote/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40711: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 28.06.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Proetida - Proetidae
 Lucinida - Mactromyidae
 Oncocerida - Archiacoceratidae
 Productida - Productellidae
 Terebratulida - Stringocephalidae
 Spiriferida - Cyrtospiriferidae
 Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae
 Spiriferida - Lazutkiniidae
 Spiriferida - Reticulariidae
 Pentamerida - Gypidulidae
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
 Rhynchonellida - Hypothyridinidae
 Cystiphyllida - Cystiphyllidae
 Cystiphyllida - Digonophyllidae
 Rugosa -
 Stauriida - Ptenophyllidae
"Neostringophyllum waltheri" = Acanthophyllum (Neostringophyllum) horn coral
Grypophyllum denckmanni horn coral
listed as "Crypophyllum"
 Stauriida - Stauriidae
 Stauriida - Columnariidae