University quarry, Ithaca (Devonian of the United States)

Where: New York (42.4° N, 76.5° W: paleocoordinates 34.4° S, 24.7° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: "Enfield" siltstone Formation, Frasnian (382.7 - 372.2 Ma)

• Very similar to that of Hungerford quarry (#14253)

•Additionally, Enfield is more recently refered to as Rock Stream siltstone.

Environment/lithology: marine; gray siltstone and gray, sandy shale

• Fry (1955, p.39):The fossils are always found within the siltstone and not on its surfaces in contact with the shales. The do not howver lie perfectly flat.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical, peel or thin section,

Primary reference: W.L. Fry and H.P. Banks. 1955. Three New Genera of Algae from the Upper Devonian of New York. Journal of Paleontology 29:37-44 [W. Stein/N. Smith/N. Smith]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 14258: authorized by Bill Stein, entered by Nicole Smith on 29.05.2002, edited by Alycia Stigall

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Drydenia foliata
lamina with a holdfast
Strophomenata
 Productida - Productellidae
Productella belanskii Stainbrook 1943
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida - Mucrospiriferidae
 Orthida - Schizophoriidae