Rockford Brick & Tile Quarry (Devonian of the United States)

Also known as Belanski’s Station 4. (Note: this includes everything assigned by Fenton & Fenton to Rockford)

Where: Floyd County, Iowa (42.1° N, 93.0° W: paleocoordinates 30.1° S, 38.2° W)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cyrtospirifer whitneyi brachiopod zone, Cerro Gordo Member (Lime Creek Formation), Frasnian (382.7 - 372.2 Ma)

• U. Frasnian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, calcareous shale

• Transgressive-Regressive Cycle IId of Johnson et al. 1985
• nodular calcareous shale

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. L. Fenton and M. A. Fenton. 1924. The stratigraphy and fauna of the Hackberry stage of the Upper Devonian. Contributions from the Museum of Geology, the University of Michigan 1(1):1-260 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 56254: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 16.11.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Trochoidea - Turbinidae
"Pycnomphalus kindlei n. sp." = Antirotella kindlei
"Pycnomphalus kindlei n. sp." = Antirotella kindlei Fenton and Fenton 1924 snail
 Euomphalina - Palaeotrochidae
Turbonopsis hackberryensis Webster 1906 snail
"Floyda gigantea" = Floyda concentrica Webster 1905 snail
 Neritoidea - Naticopsidae
"Trachydomia praecursor" = Pseudoplagiothyra praecursor
"Trachydomia praecursor" = Pseudoplagiothyra praecursor Clarke 1885 snail
var. rockfordensis