BCVS1-4b, Buffalo Creek, Wanakah Shale, Erie Co., NY (Devonian of the United States)

Where: Erie County, New York (42.9° N, 78.6° W: paleocoordinates 36.5° S, 26.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Wanakah Member (Ludlowville Formation), Givetian (387.7 - 382.7 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; gray, calcareous shale

• calcareous shale

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: K. B. Miller. 1986. Depositional Environments and Sequences, "Pleurodictyum Zone," Ludlowville Formation of Western New York. Dynamic Stratigraphy and Depositional Environments of the Hamilton Group (Middle Devonian) in New York State, Part I, New York State Museum Bulletin (457)57-77 [A. Miller/K. Layou]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 8716: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 28.08.2000

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Taxonomic list

 Phacopida - Phacopidae
"Phacops rana" = Eldredgeops rana
"Phacops rana" = Eldredgeops rana Green 1832 trilobite
 Phacopida - Acastidae
Greenops boothi trilobite
 Productida - Chonetidae
 Strophomenida - Strophodontidae
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
 Terebratulida - Cryptonellidae
 Spiriferida - Spinocyrtiidae
 Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae
Ambocoelia umbonata Conrad 1842
 Spiriferida - Mucrospiriferidae
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
 Lingulida - Disciniidae
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
Ptychopteria sp. Hall 1883 oyster
 Carditida - Cardiniidae
Cypricardinia indenta Conrad 1842 clam
 Protobranchia -
Palaeoneilo sp. Hall and Whitfield 1869 clam
[entered as Paleoneilo sp.]
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
fenestrate and ramose bryozoans
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
 Auloporida - Aulocystidae
Aulocystis dichotoma tabulate coral
Aulocystis jacksoni tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Stereolasmatidae
Stereolasma rectum Hall 1843 horn coral