Carey black shale fauna, Carey Fm., Arbuckle Mtns. (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Murry County, Oklahoma (34.5° N, 97.2° W: paleocoordinates 11.8° S, 38.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Sand Branch Member (Carey Formation), Chesterian (339.4 - 318.1 Ma)

• "mid-upper Chester"

Environment/lithology: offshore; phosphatic, black shale

• "dark grey to black finely laminated to flaky non calc. shale. gypsum crystals, small phosphatic concretions, ls concretions w/fossils. shallow, restricted (abundant plant remains) BA1"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. K. Elias and G. C. Branson. 1959. Type section of the Carey Shale. Oaklahoma Geological Survey Circular 52:1-24 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 584: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Mike Sommers on 19.01.1999

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Taxonomic list

• "M.K. Elias and G.C. Branson, 1959. Type section of the Carey Shale. OK Geol Surv Circular 52, 24 pp. M.K. Elias, 1956. Upper Miss and lower Penn fms. of south-central OK. In: Petroleum Geol of S. OK vol.1 AAPG pp.56-134."
 Pectinida - Aviculopectinidae
Aviculopecten sp. M'Coy 1851 scallop
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
Caneyella sp. Girty 1910 oyster
 Neritoidea - Naticopsidae
Naticopsis sp. M'Coy 1844 snail
 Murchisoniina - Lophospiridae
? Worthenia sp. de Koninck 1883 snail
originally entered as "? Worthenia sp."
 Murchisoniina - Soleniscidae
"Macrocheilus sp." = Strobeus
"Macrocheilus sp." = Strobeus de Koninck 1881 snail
 Orthocerida - Orthoceratidae
Orthoceras sp. Breynius 1832
 Discosorida -
Tritonoceras sp.
2 species
 Actinocerida - Carbactinoceratidae
Rayonnoceras sp. Croneis 1926
 Goniatitida - Cravenoceratidae
Cravenoceras sp. Bisat 1928 ammonite
 Goniatitida - Girtyoceratidae
Eumorphoceras sp. Girty 1909 ammonite
2 species
 Nautilida - Trigonoceratidae
Discitoceras sp. Hyatt 1894 nautiloid
 Oncocerida - Oncoceratidae
Cyrtorizoceras sp. Hyatt 1900
originally entered as "Cyrtorhizoceras sp."
Conodonta indet. Eichenberg 1930 conodont
numerous conodonts