Mansfield (Devonian of the United States)

Where: Tioga County, Pennsylvania (41.8° N, 77.8° W: paleocoordinates 30.5° S, 26.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Catskill Formation, Famennian (372.2 - 358.9 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; brown, argillaceous sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: cast

Collected by A. Sherwin

Primary reference: E. D. Cope. 1892. On some new and little known Paleozoic vertebrates. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 30:221-229 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 164511: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 04.12.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Dipnomorpha - Holoptychiidae
"Holoptychius giganteus" = Gyrolepis (Holoptychius) giganteus Agassiz 1843 lobe-finned fish
Holoptychius americanus Leidy 1843 lobe-finned fish
Holoptychus serrulatus n. sp. Cope 1897 lobe-finned fish
 Dipnoi -
Ganorhynchus oblongus n. sp. Cope 1892 lungfish
 Osteolepidida - Osteolepididae
Osteolepis sp. Valenciennes 1829 lobe-finned fish
"or Megalichthys, fragments"
 Arthrodira - Holonematidae
Holonema rugosa Claypole 1883 armour-plated fish
 Antiarchiformes - Bothriolepididae
Bothriolepis nitidus armour-plated fish