UCMP B-6193, Water Canyon (Permian of the United States)

Where: Nevada (39.0° N, 114.9° W: paleocoordinates 8.7° N, 38.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Asselian (298.9 - 295.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, gray limestone

• Limestone, medium-grained to crinoidal; medium gray, weathering light gray; beds 8 inches to 2 feet thick; abundant cerioid corals, Syringopora mccutcheonae, and Omphalotrochus sp.; the so-called "coral bed."

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. C. Wilson and R. L. Langenheim. 1962. Rugose and tabulate corals from Permian rocks in the Ely Quadrangle, White Pine County, Nevada. Journal of Paleontology 36:495-520 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 120689: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 20.11.2011

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Auloporida - Multithecoporidae
"Syringopora mccutcheonae n. sp." = Neomultithecopora mccutcheonae
"Syringopora mccutcheonae n. sp." = Neomultithecopora mccutcheonae Wilson and Langenheim 1962 tabulate coral