Costispirifer and Rensselaria communities, Oriskany Sandstone (Devonian of the United States)

Where: New York (41.4° N, 75.7° W: paleocoordinates 39.3° S, 30.7° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Oriskany Sandstone Formation, Pragian (410.8 - 407.6 Ma)

• "mid L. Dev (Siegenian)"

Environment/lithology: shoreface; sandstone and conglomerate

• "fine to coarse grained ss and congl.; x-beds, rippling, scour and fill. nearshore (upper shoreface to lower shoreface) BA3?"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: D. A. Smith. 1982. Paleoecology of the Oriskany Sandstone and equivalents of the Appalachian Basin. MS Thesis, University of Chicago 1-101 [M. Uhen/J. Ju/J. Ju]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 600: authorized by Jack Sepkoski, entered by Mike Sommers on 06.04.1999

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• "Smith, 1982"
 Lophophorata -
Tentaculitida indet. Ljaschenko 1955
tentaculites
Strophomenata
 Orthotetida - Chilidiopsidae
Hipparionix sp.
originally entered as "Hipparionyx sp."
 Strophomenida - Leptostrophiidae
Leptostrophia sp. Hall and Clarke 1892
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Centronellidae
Rensselaeria sp.
originally entered as "Rensselaria sp."
Centronella sp. Billings 1859
 Spiriferinida - Cyrtinidae
Cyrtina sp. Davidson 1858
 Spiriferida - Acrospiriferidae
Acrospirifer sp. Wedekind 1926
Costispirifer sp. Copper 1942
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
Cupularostrum sp. Sartenaer 1961
 Rhynchonellida - Leptocoeliidae
 Rhynchonellida - Eatoniidae
 Rhynchonellida -
Straelenia sp.
originally entered as "Straelena sp."
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
Discomyorthis sp. Johnson 1970
 Orthida - Dalmanellidae
Dalmanella sp. Hall and Clarke 1892
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
Actinopteria sp. Hall 1884 oyster
 Nuculoida -
"Nuculoida indet." = Nuculida
"Nuculoida indet." = Nuculida Dall 1889 clam
nuculoid bivalves
Gastropoda
 Archaeogastropoda -
Archaeogastropoda indet. Thiele 1925 snail
Platycerids
Crinoidea
  -
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
crinoids
Anthozoa
 Tabulata -
Tabulata indet. tabulate coral
tabulate corals