Unspecified localities [Cunningham Creek Fm] (Silurian of Canada)

Where: New Brunswick, Canada (45.4° N, 66.3° W: paleocoordinates 32.1° S, 29.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Cunningham Creek Formation (Mascarene Group), Pridoli (423.0 - 419.2 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Cunningham Creek Fm of the Mascarene Group, which overlaps the Jones Creek Formation, and is probably equivalent to the Long Reach Formation. MacKenzie (1951, 1964) comprehensively mapped the Cunningham Creek area, placing the fish beds in the Jones Creek Formation, and the overlying, mainly volcanic sequence, in the Long Reach Formation. AGE: mid–Upper Silurian, probably mid-Pridoli. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Composite list for formation.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, nodular, black, calcareous shale

• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Calcareous nodule layer in black shale. LITHIFICATION:

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the FMNH, MCZ, ROM

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

• COLLECTORS: Multiple collectors. REPOSITORY: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Field Museum (FMNH), New Brunswick Museum (NMBG), Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ).

Primary reference: C. Burrow. 2011. A partial articulated acanthodian from the Silurian of New Brunswick, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 48:1329-1341 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 161318: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 04.09.2014

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to acanthodians. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication with modern nomenclature and species-resolution identifications.
 Archaeostraca -
Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
 Xiphosurida - Pterygotidae
Acutiramus sp. eurypterid
previously incorrectly identified by Matthew (1889) as a synziphosuran Bunodella horrid
 Anaspida - Birkeniidae
 Thelodontida - Coelolepidae
 Cyathaspidiformes - Cyathaspididae
Cyathaspis acadica Matthew 1886
Conodonta indet. Eichenberg 1930 conodont