Eocoelia community, Clinton Fm. (Silurian of the United States)

Where: Lee County, Virginia (36.7° N, 83.1° W: paleocoordinates 28.8° S, 53.9° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: C4 - C5 brachiopod zone, Neahga Shale Formation (Clinton Group), Telychian (438.5 - 433.4 Ma)

• "upper Lland. C4-C5" PJW: Given age & Lithology, should be Neahga Shale

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; sandstone and shale

• "shale, w/ some ss. red and greenish gray fissile shale- the interbedded ss is figid ripples. also some hematite. shallow, nearshore- less restricted thann lingula community."

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. K. Miller, W. Youngquist, and C. Collinson. 1954. Ordovician cephalopod fauna of Baffin Island. Geological Society of America Memoir 62:1-234 [S. Holland/T. Hanson/T. Hanson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 527: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Mike Sommers on 07.01.1999

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• "R.L. Miller and W.P. Brosge, 1954. Geology and oil resources of the Jonesville District, Lee Co., Va. USGS Bull 990 240p."
 Murchisoniina - Hormotomidae
Hormotoma sp. Salter 1859 snail
 Murchisoniina - Subulitidae
Subulites sp. Emmons 1842 snail
  - Turritellidae
Bucanella sp. Meek 1871 horn snail
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
Pterinea sp. Goldfuss 1832 oyster
 Tentaculitida - Tentaculitidae
Tentaculites sp. von Schlotheim 1820
 Athyridida - Anoplothecidae
 Rhynchonellida - Uncinulidae
Uncinulus sp. Bayle 1878
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
Wilsoniella sp. Khalfin 1939
originally entered as "Wilsonella sp."
 Rhynchonellida - Camarotoechiidae
Camarotoechia sp. Hall and Clarke 1893
 Spiriferida - Delthyrididae
Howellella sp. Kozlowski 1946
 Strophomenida - Chonetidae
Chonetes sp. Fischer de Waldheim 1830
2 species
 Strophomenida - Leptostrophiidae
Brachyprion sp. Shaler 1865
2 species
 Orthotetida - Chilidiopsidae
Fardenia sp. Lamont 1935
 Orthotetida - Schuchertellidae
Schuchertella sp. Girty 1904
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
Lingula sp. BruguiƩre 1797
 Palaeocopida - Kloedenellidae
Dizygopleura sp. Ulrich and Bassler 1923 ostracod
 Palaeocopida - Zygobolbidae
Plethobolbina sp. Ulrich and Bassler 1923 ostracod
Mastigobolbina sp. Ulrich and Bassler 1923 ostracod
3 species
Bonnemaia sp. Ulrich and Bassler 1923 ostracod
3 species
Zygobolba sp. Ulrich and Bassler 1923 ostracod
2 species
Zygosella sp. Ulrich and Bassler 1923 ostracod
 Phacopida - Phacopidae
Eophacops sp. Delo 1935 trilobite
 Phacopida - Dalmanitidae
cf. Dalmanites sp. Barrande 1852 trilobite
originally entered as "cf. Dalmanites sp."
 Phacopida - Calymenidae
Calymene sp. Brongniart 1822 trilobite
2 species
Liocalymene sp. Raymond 1916 trilobite
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
round and pentagonal crinoid stems