Slimona zone, Syracuse Formation, Onondaga and Madison Co., NY (Silurian of the United States)

Where: Onondaga/Madison County, New York (43.1° N, 76.1° W: paleocoordinates 27.6° S, 43.0° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Transition Member (Syracuse Formation), Silurian (443.4 - 419.2 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; gray conglomerate and dolomite

• conglomeratic bed overlain by alternating beds of light gray shale and medium gray dolomite; the conglomerate bed and fossiliferous dolomite constitute the Slimonia zone

Primary reference: W. P. Leutze. 1956. Faunal stratigraphy of Syracuse Formation, Onondaga and Madison Counties, New York. Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists 40(7):1693-1698 [A. Miller/K. Layou]more details

PaleoDB collection 10454: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 17.04.2001

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Taxonomic list

 Leperditicopida - Leperditiidae
 Xiphosurida - Slimonidae
Slimonia sp. n. sp.
Slimonia sp. n. sp. eurypterid
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
 Protobranchia - Ctenodontidae
 Euomphalina - Holopeidae
Raphistomina sp. Ulrich and Scofield 1897 snail
 Murchisoniina - Loxonematidae
Loxonema sp. Phillips 1841 snail