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.
|Number of pages||45|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Nov 1999|
- Early Devonian
- Silicified brachiopods
- Windellama formation