TitleDEVONIAN BRACHIOPODS FROM NORTHERN CHILE
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsBoucot, A, Bahlburg, H, Breitkreuz, C, Isaacson, PE, Niemeyer, H, Urzua, F
JournalJournal of Paleontology
Volume69
Pagination257-263
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0022-3360
Abstract

Fossiliferous marine Devonian has been known in Chile for less than a decade. The initial discovery from south of the Salar de Atacama region, in the Sierra de Almeida, northern Chile is described together with its brachiopods. The brachiopods indicate an age span of Emsian-Eifelian or Givetian, shallow-water conditions in the Benthic Assemblage 2 range, and a biogeographic boundary region between the cool climate Malvinokaffric Realm and warmer region extra-Malvinokaffric Realms, including the Eastern Americas Realm and the Rhenish-Bohemian Region of the Old World Realm. The recent discovery of a Malvinokaffric Realm trilobite far to the south in Chile, at Buill in the Andes of Chiloe, serves to underline our very preliminary knowledge of the Chilean Devonian, whereas the alleged Devonian brachiopods from the Chonos Archipelago far to the south are probably bivalves of uncertain age.

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