Where: Merida, Venezuela (8.0° N, 71.3° W: paleocoordinates 5.5° S, 34.4° W)
• coordinate estimated from map
• small collection-level geographic resolution
When: Palmarito Formation, Kungurian (279.3 - 272.3 Ma)
• Brachiopod similarities suggests equivalence to Road Canyon Fm (Kungurian-Roadian), Palmarito Fm contains Perrinites hilli and Parafusulina of Kungurian age. 0.5 cubic metres sampled.
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; silty wackestone
Size class: macrofossils
Preservation: mold/impression, replaced with silica
Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical,
• Rock was totally leached of all soluble carbonate to a depth of 1 m (due to weathering). Fossils were recovered from surface collections and by cutting through dried silt with dental tools and air abrasion.
Primary reference: P.R. Hoover. 1981. Paleontology, Taphonomy, and Paleoecology of the Palmarito Formation (Permian of Venezuela). Bulletins of American Paleontology 80(313):1-138 [D. Bottjer/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 41514: authorized by David Bottjer, entered by Matthew Clapham on 15.07.2004
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