Bay View Coral Bed, Cazenovia Creek (Locality 5a), Erie Co., NY (Devonian of the United States)

Where: Erie County, New York (42.8° N, 78.7° W: paleocoordinates 36.5° S, 26.1° 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)

• two collections were taken from this locality A and B...the authors do not specify any additional information

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• soft gray blocky 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 10108: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 15.02.2001

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Trilobita
  -
Trilobita indet. Walch 1771 trilobite
 Phacopida - Phacopidae
"Phacops rana" = Eldredgeops rana
"Phacops rana" = Eldredgeops rana Green 1832 trilobite
 Phacopida - Acastidae
Greenops boothi trilobite
Strophomenata
 Productida - Chonetidae
 Orthotetida - Schuchertellidae
Schuchertella sp. Girty 1904
 Strophomenida - Douvillinidae
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
 Spiriferida - Spinocyrtiidae
 Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae
Ambocoelia umbonata Conrad 1842
P
 Spiriferida - Mucrospiriferidae
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
Pseudoatrypa cf. devoniana Webster 1921
[entered as Pseudoatrypa devoniana]
 Rhynchonellida - Leiorhynchidae
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Disciniidae
Orbiculoidea indet. d'Orbigny 1847
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
Lingula sp. BruguiƩre 1797
P
Articulata
  -
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pectinidae indet. Wilkes 1810 scallop
 Pectinida - Pterinopectinidae
Pterinopecten ? sp. Hall 1883 scallop
P
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
"Leiopteria rafinesqui" = Leptodesma (Leiopteria)
"Leiopteria rafinesqui" = Leptodesma (Leiopteria) oyster
P
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Cypricardella sp. Hall 1856 clam
 Protobranchia -
Palaeoneilo spp. Hall and Whitfield 1869 clam
[entered as Paleoneilo spp.]
Gastropoda
 Murchisoniina - Palaeozygopleuridae
Stenolaemata
 Cystoporata -
Crinoidea
  -
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
columnals
Anthozoa
 Tabulata -
Auloporida indet. Sokolov 1947 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Micheliniidae
 Stauriida - Stereolasmatidae
Stereolasma rectum Hall 1843 horn coral
P
 Stauriida - Hadrophyllidae
Hadrophyllum woodi Grabau 1899 horn coral
 Stauriida - Amplexidae