Silicified early Devonian (Lochkovian) brachiopods from Windellama, southeastern Australia

Ruth Mawson*, John A. Talent

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    Silicified Early Devonian (Lochkovian; eurekaensis Zone) brachiopods from the Windellama Limestone of south-eastern Australia are documented. New taxa consist of one new genus, a schizophoriid, Pelecymya, type species P. caperata sp. nov., 9 other new species, Morinorhynchus trypeter, Asymmetrochonetes picketti, Hadrorhynchia? attinarum, Sphaerirhynchia? mastodon, Ambothyris? inopis, Howellella placeotextilis, Howellella alatextilis, Howellella legirupa, and Reticulariopsis saginatus, and 2 new subspecies, Schizophoria antiqua erugata, and Gypidula pelagica lunata. Though a typical Old World fauna, it has little resemblance to previously documented Late Silurian-Early Devonian (Ludlow-Lochkovian) brachiopod faunas, including silicified faunas, from elsewhere in Australia. Also documented are the poorly preserved brachiopods from the clastic and volcaniclastic Tangerong Formation (Early Devonian; ?Pragian) overlying the Windellama Limestone.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)145-189
    Number of pages45
    JournalSenckenbergiana Lethaea
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 1999


    • Australia
    • Early Devonian
    • Silicified brachiopods
    • Windellama formation


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