Brandt Quarry (Devonian to of Belgium)

Where: Belgium (50.6° N, 6.0° E: paleocoordinates 23.1° S, 6.9° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Givetian to Givetian (387.7 - 382.4 Ma)

• Plant fossils come from four successive beds, but it is unclear which fossils came from which beds.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: gray, yellow siltstone and shale

• In general, the rocks are siltstones, greyish to yellowish brown in colour. In some of the thick rock specimens, the sediments show irregular alternations of thin shaly layers with sandy ones.

Size class: microfossils

Collection methods: quarrying, chemical, mechanical,

• The highest number mentioned for a specimen is 583, but a total is not given.

Primary reference: K. M. Lele and M. Streel. 1969. Middle Devonian (Givetian) plant microfossils from Goe (Belgium). Extruit des Annales de la Societe Geologique de Belgique 92(1):89-121 [W. Stein/D. Horvath/D. Horvath]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 22904: authorized by Bill Stein, entered by Dylan Horvath on 02.07.2002

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Taxonomic list

Aneurospora semizonalis
also under genera Retusotriletes
Biornatispora dentata
also under genera Verrucosisporites
Biornatispora pseudospinosa
also under genera Verrucosisporites
Biornatispora apiculata
also under genera Verrucosisporites
Calyptosporites sp.
possibly C. velatus
Ancyrospora cf. ancyrea
var. brevispinosa
 Teleostei -
 Schizaeales -
Convolutispora sp. Hoffmeister et al. 1955
Verrucosisporites sp. Potonie and Kremp 1954
 Life -
 Gymnospermophyta -
Retusotriletes simplex
Apiculiretusispora brandtii
Punctatisporites sp. PotoniƩ and Kremp 1954