Eurypterids of the Bloomsburg Fmn. at Mt. Union, Pennsylvania (Silurian of the United States)

Where: Pennsylvania (39.9° N, 77.5° W: paleocoordinates 32.1° S, 43.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Bloomsburg Formation, Ludlow (427.4 - 423.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: paralic; gray, green shale

• "Environment: BA 1 if associated with the lingulid or BA 2-3 if associated with the ostracodes. The vertebrates are known from BA 1-3."

•SEP environmental call based on Cotter (1998) in Landing and Johnson (1998)

• "Greenish gray shale."

Primary reference: R. E. Plotnick. 1999. Habitat of Llandoverian-Lochkovian eurypterids. In A. J. Boucot, J. D. Lawson (eds.), Paleocommunities - a case study from the Silurian and Lower Devonian 106-136 [M. Foote/M. Foote/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 14206: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 23.05.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Ostracoda
 Platycopida - Kloedenellidae
 Platycopida -
Dizygopleura sp. Ulrich and Bassler 1923 ostracod
 Leperditicopida -
Herrmannina sp. Kegel 1933 ostracod
Xiphosura
 Xiphosurida -
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
Pteraspidomorpha
 Cyathaspidiformes - Cyathaspididae
 Cyathaspidiformes - Americaspidae
Americaspis sp. White and Moy-Thomas 1941