Favosites-Massive STromatoporoid Bioherm Community of the Gasport Limestone (Silurian of the United States)

Also known as Reef 1885

Where: New York (43.2° N, 78.6° W: paleocoordinates 27.1° S, 44.4° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Gasport Limestone Formation (Lockport Group), Wenlock (433.4 - 427.4 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified, gray lime mudstone

• The lithology of Gasport bioherms consists of massive, light gray to whitish micrite with crinkly structure indicative of algal boundstone.

Primary reference: C. E. Brett. 1999. Wenlockian fossil communities in New York State and adjacent areas: Paleontology and Paleoecology. In A. J. Boucot, J. D. Lawson (eds.), Paleocommunities: A Case Study from the Silurian and Lower Devonian 592-637 [M. Foote/K. Koverman/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 13054: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Kimberly Koverman on 17.01.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Strophomenata
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
Leptaena ? rhomboidalis Wahlenberg 1818
Leptaena 'rhomboidalis'
 Strophomenida - Amphistrophiidae
Amphistrophia spp. Hall and Clarke 1892
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Rhynchospirinidae
 Athyridida - Meristellidae
 Spiriferida - Cyrtiidae
 Spiriferida - Delthyrididae
Howellella crispa Hisinger 1827
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
Atrypa ? reticularis Linnaeus 1758
Atrypa 'reticularis'
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchotrematidae
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
Gastropoda
 Euomphalina - Platyceratidae
"Naticonema niagarensis" = Platyostoma niagarensis
"Naticonema niagarensis" = Platyostoma niagarensis Hall 1852 snail
Cephalopoda
 Orthocerida - Dawsonoceratidae
Stenolaemata
 Fenestrida - Fenestellidae
 Fenestrata -
  - Phylloporinidae
 Cryptostomata -
 Trepostomata - Halloporidae
Graptolithina
 Dendroidea - Dendrograptidae
Dictyonema sp. Hall 1851 graptolite
 Rhombifera - Caryocrinitidae
Crinoidea
 Monobathrida -
Periechocrinus sp. Morris 1843 Sea lily
 Monobathrida - Eucalyptocrinitidae
Eucalyptocrinites sp. Goldfuss 1831 Sea lily
Anthozoa
 Favositida - Favositidae
Favosites niagarensis tabulate coral
Favosites pyriforme tabulate coral
Favosites spp. Lamarck 1816 tabulate coral
3 species
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
Cladopora cervicornis tabulate coral
Cladopora ? fibrosa tabulate coral
Cladopora multipora tabulate coral
Cladopora reticulata tabulate coral
Cladopora seriata Hall 1851 tabulate coral
Striatopora flexuosa Hall 1852 tabulate coral
 Heliolitida - Halysitidae
Halysites sp. von Waldheim 1813 tabulate coral
 Heliolitida - Heliolitidae
Heliolites elegans tabulate coral
Heliolites pyriformis tabulate coral
Heliolites ? spinipora tabulate coral
 Cystiphyllida - Cystiphyllidae
 Stauriida - Stauriidae
 Stauriida - Streptelasmatidae
 Stauriida - Acervulariidae
 Stauriida - Zaphrentidae
"Zaphrentis sp." = Zaphrenthis
"Zaphrentis sp." = Zaphrenthis Rafinesque and Clifford 1820 horn coral