Bay View Coral Bed, Eighteen Mile Creek (Locality 2), Erie Co., NY (Devonian of the United States)

Where: Erie County, New York (42.7° N, 78.9° W: paleocoordinates 36.6° S, 26.4° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: lower varcus conodont zone, Windom Shale Member (Moscow Formation), Givetian (387.7 - 382.7 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; burrowed, gray mudstone

• soft, blocky gray mudstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, surface (in situ), chemical, mechanical,

• Collection size represents the total number of fossils minus crinoid columnals and trace fossils. Numerical values given for abundances in taxonomic list standardized to 5 kg sample size. Taxa which round out to zero in standardization listed as "P".

Primary reference: G. C. Baird and C. E. Brett. 1983. Regional variation and paleontology of two coral beds in the Middle Devonian Hamilton Group of Western New York. Journal of Paleontology 57(3):417-446 [A. Miller/K. Layou]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 10107: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 15.02.2001, edited by Alycia Stigall

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Trilobita indet. Walch 1771 trilobite
indet. fragments
 Phacopida - Phacopidae
"Phacops rana" = Eldredgeops rana
"Phacops rana" = Eldredgeops rana Green 1832 trilobite
 Proetida - Proetidae
Dechenella rowi trilobite
 Lichida - Lichidae
Lichidae indet. Hawle and Corda 1847 trilobite
 Productida - Chonetidae
 Orthotetida - Schuchertellidae
Schuchertella sp. Girty 1904
 Strophomenida - Douvillinidae
 Strophomenida - Leptostrophiidae
 Athyridida - Meristellidae
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
 Spiriferida - Spinocyrtiidae
 Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae
Ambocoelia umbonata Conrad 1842
 Spiriferida - Mucrospiriferidae
 Spiriferida - Elythidae
Elita fimbriata Conrad 1842
 Pentamerida - Clorindidae
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
Pseudoatrypa cf. devoniana Webster 1921
[entered as Pseudoatrypa devoniana]
 Rhynchonellida - Camarotoechiidae
Camarotoechia spp. Hall and Clarke 1893
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pectinidae indet. Wilkes 1810 scallop
 Pectinida - Pterinopectinidae
Pseudaviculopecten princeps scallop
[entered as Pseudoaviculopecten princeps]
Pterinopecten ? sp. Hall 1883 scallop
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Cypricardella sp. Hall 1856 clam
 Carditida - Cardiniidae
Cypricardinia indenta Conrad 1842 clam
 Protobranchia -
 Euomphalina - Platyceratidae
Platyceras spp., "Naticonema lineatum" = Platyostoma lineata
Platyceras spp. Conrad 1840 snail
"Naticonema lineatum" = Platyostoma lineata Conrad 1842 snail
 Fenestrata -
Fenestrata indet. Astrova and Morozova 1956
 Cystoporida - Sulcoreteporidae
 Cystoporida - Fistuliporidae
Fistulipora sp. McCoy 1850
 Blastoidea -
Blastoidea indet. Say 1825
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
 Tabulata -
Auloporida indet. Sokolov 1947 tabulate coral
 Cystiphyllida - Cystiphyllidae
Cystiphylloides spp. Chapman 1893 horn coral
 Stauriida - Stereolasmatidae
Stereolasma rectum Hall 1843 horn coral
 Stauriida - Zaphrentidae
Heliophyllum halli Edwards and Haime 1851 horn coral
 Ichnofossils -
Zoophycos sp. Massalongo 1855