Railway cutting, Sparta (Devonian of the United States)

Where: Livingston County County, New York (42.6° N, 77.7° W: paleocoordinates 31.7° S, 25.9° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: MN6 - MN7 conodont zone, Upper Black Band Member (Naples Formation), Late/Upper Devonian (382.7 - 358.9 Ma)

• Correlated with earliest "Chemung period"; Conodonts: Spathiocaris emersoni, Polygnathus dubius, Prioniodus spicatus Hinde, P. erraticus; Naples beds. PJW: This shuld be MN6 - MN7.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; black, carbonaceous shale

• Not stated
• "Black shales, in places quite bituminous"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. M. Clarke. 1885. On the higher Devonian faunas of Ontario County, New York. United States Geological Survey Bulletin 16:1-121 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 226072: authorized by Emma Dunne, entered by Sophie Fasey on 15.06.2022, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Actinopteri
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"Palaeoniscus devonicus n. sp." = Moythomasia devonica
"Palaeoniscus devonicus n. sp." = Moythomasia devonica Clarke 1885
Cranial bones, teeth, scales; Holotype: ?MBSNS E 2044
Conodonta
 Ozarkodinida - Polygnathidae
"Polygnathus dubius" = Polygnathus dubia
"Polygnathus dubius" = Polygnathus dubia Hinde 1879 conodont
 Prioniodontida - Balognathidae