Facies A2, Middle Salairka Beds, type Telengitian (Gur'evsk area) (Devonian of Russian Federation)

Where: Russian Federation (54.3° N, 85.9° E: paleocoordinates 31.4° N, 14.5° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Salairka Beds Member (Salairka Horizon Formation), Early/Lower Emsian (409.1 - 402.5 Ma)

• Here are the subdivisions of the Telengitian Stage in type locality. Authors correlate stage roughly with Emsian, but note that the Salairka Horizon is said to correlate with the dehiscens Zone, which, according to Harland et al. 1990 is Pragian.

•JA: the dehiscens zone is actually early Emsian

•Telengitian Stage Shanda Horizon Upper Shanda Beds c.partitus/c.patulus Zone

•Telengitian Stage Shanda Horizon Middle Shanda Beds serotinus Zone

•Telengitian Stage Shanda Horizon Lower Shanda Beds P.n.sp./inversus Zone

•Telengitian Stage Belovo Horizon gronbergi Zone

•Telengitian Stage Salairka Horizon Upper Salairka Beds dehiscens Zone

•Telengitian Stage Salairka Horizon Middle Salairka Beds dehiscens Zone

•Telengitian Stage Salairka Horizon Lower Salairka Beds dehiscens Zone

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; reef rocks and limestone

• Initiation of Telengitian marked by transgression, and termination by regression. Smaller cycles within the stage.
• Beds in type sections divided into a number of facies and subfacies:

•A: "consists mainly of biogenic-clastic limestone."

• A1: "coral limestones interbedded with siltstones and mudstones containing plant remains"

• A2: "massive reefal limestones" / "biogenic-clastic limestones, locally with coral bioherms"

•B: "composed chiefly of mudstones"

• B1: "interbedded with limestones and richly fossiliferous"

• B2: "barren"

•C: "consists of bedded, platy, clayey limestones locally marked by traces of subaqueous slumping"

•D: "may be equated with a sandy-muddy member with abundant plant remains"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. A. Yolkin, R. T. Gratsianova, N. K. Bakharev, N. E. Izokh, A. Yu Yazikov, L. V. V'yushkova, V. A. Zheltonogova and N. M. Petrosyan. 1988. Facies and faunal associations of the Telengitian (Emsian) in its type locality. In N. J. McMillan, A. F. Embry, D. J. Glass (eds.), Devonian of the World, Volume III 193-207 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35711: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 05.01.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Material listed includes fish, plants, conodonts, ostracods, brachiopods, and rugose corals. Bryozoans, trilobites, tabulate corals, and crinoids are also known from these sections, but these have not been studied as completely and are not reported here.
 Podocopida -
 Podocopida - Sigilliidae
 Podocopida -
Bairdiohealdites karcevae ostracod
listed as "Bardiohealdites"
 Podocopida - Healdiidae
Healdia parva ostracod
 Podocopida -
 Podocopida - Pachydomellidae
 Podocopida - Bairdiidae
 Podocopida - Bairdiocyprididae
Praepilatina "sp. 1" Polenova 1970 ostracod
 Palaeocopida -
 Palaeocopida - Aparchitidae
 Palaeocopida -
 Platycopida - Knoxitidae
 Platycopida - Youngiellidae
 Platycopida - Cavellinidae
 Productida - Monticuliferidae
 Orthotetida - Areostrophiidae
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
Leptaenopyxis bouei Barrande 1848
 Strophomenida - Strophodontidae
 Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae
Ambocoelia sp. Hall 1860
 Spiriferida - Delthyrididae
 Spiriferida - Xenomartiniidae
 Spiriferida -
 Pentamerida - Gypidulidae
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
  - Thelodontidae
Nostolepis "sp. A" Pander 1856
Nostolepis sp. Pander 1856
 Conodontophorida - Icriodontidae
Icriodus sp. Branson and Mehl 1938 conodont
 Panderodontida - Panderodontidae
Panderodus sp. Ethington 1959 conodont
 Ozarkodinida - Polygnathidae
Pandorinellina sp. Müller and Müller 1957 conodont
 Elasmobranchii -
Elasmobranchii indet. Bonaparte 1838 elasmobranch
 Plagiostomi -
 Bradyodonti -
"? Bradyodonti indet." = Holocephali
"? Bradyodonti indet." = Holocephali Bonaparte 1832 chimaera
 Climatiiformes -
 Teleostomi -
Crossopterygii indet. Huxley 1861 bony fish
 Dipnoi -
Dipnoi indet. Müller 1884 lungfish
 Stauriida - Fasciphyllidae
 Stauriida - Ptenophyllidae
Acanthophyllum breviforme horn coral
listed as "Acantophyllum"
 Stauriida - Stauriidae