Locality 12, Limestone "a", Mottville Member, Onondaga Co., NY (Devonian of the United States)

Where: Onondaga County, New York (42.9° N, 76.1° W: paleocoordinates 36.9° S, 23.8° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Mottville Member (Skaneateles Formation), Givetian (387.7 - 382.7 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; shelly/skeletal, gray limestone

• dark crinoidal limestone

Collection methods: bulk, peel or thin section,

Primary reference: T. X. Grasso. 1986. Redefinition, Stratigraphy and Depostional Environments of the Mottville Member (Hamilton Group) in Central and Eastern New York. Dynamic Stratigraphy and Depositional Environments of the Hamilton Group (Middle Devonian) in New York State, Part I, NY State Museum Bulletin (457)5-31 [A. Miller/K. Layou/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 8819: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 30.08.2000

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Taxonomic list

• The relative abundance of each fossil taxon was established in the field by estimating the number of specimens observed in one hour from each richly fossiliferous horizon. The abundance of each taxon is assigned a code number as follows: (1) 1 to 3 specimens, (2) 4 to 12 specimens, (3) 13 to 50 specimens, (4) 50 to 200 specimens, (5) 200 to 800 specimens, (6)over 800 specimens.
Trilobita
 Phacopida - Phacopidae
"Phacops rana" = Eldredgeops rana
"Phacops rana" = Eldredgeops rana Green 1832 trilobite
 Phacopida - Homalonotidae
Dipleura dekayi trilobite
Strophomenata
 Strophomenida - Leptostrophiidae
 Strophomenida - Strophodontidae
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida - Spinocyrtiidae