Prince of Wales Island (GSC C26917) (Devonian of Canada)

Where: Northwest Territories, Canada (73.4° N, 101.3° W: paleocoordinates 2.0° S, 30.5° W)

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lochkovian (419.2 - 410.8 Ma)

• Peel Sound Formation equivalent beds.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, argillaceous, silty lime mudstone

• Thin bedded, silty, argillaceous lime mudstone containing argillaceous seams.

Preservation: replaced with silica

Reposited in the GSC

Primary reference: D. M. Rohr and R. E. Smith. 1978. Lower Devonian Gastropoda from the Canadian Arctic Islands. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 15:1228-1241 [J. Alroy/M. Sommers/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 3743: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Mike Sommers on 09.08.1999, edited by Pete Wagner

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Taxonomic list

• List is gastropods and brachiopods. Fauna also present include "trilobites, pelecypods, auloproid corals, colonial corals, fish, rare to common crinoids, and orthocone cephalopods."
 Productida - Strophochonetidae
 Orthotetida - Chilidiopsidae
 Strophomenida - Douvillinidae
Cymostrophia sp. Caster 1939
 Strophomenida - Amphistrophiidae
Mesodouvillina sp. Williams 1950
 Spiriferinida - Cyrtinidae
Cyrtina sp. Davidson 1858
 Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae
Ambocoelia sp. Hall 1860
 Spiriferida - Reticulariidae
 Pentamerida - Gypidulidae
 Protorthida - Skenidiidae
Skenidioides sp. Schuchert and Cooper 1931
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
Atrypa sp. Dalman 1828
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
 Rhynchonellida - Machaerariidae
 Orthida - Schizophoriidae
 Orthida - Dalmanellidae
 Euomphalina - Euomphalidae
Poleumita sp. Clarke and Ruedemann 1903 snail
 Euomphalina - Oriostomatidae
"Cyclonema (Cyclonema) supralirata" = Oriomphalus supralirata, "? Gyronema thorsteinssoni" = Oriostoma thorsteinssoni
"Cyclonema (Cyclonema) supralirata" = Oriomphalus supralirata Rohr and Smith 1978 snail
"? Gyronema thorsteinssoni" = Oriostoma thorsteinssoni Rohr and Smith 1978 snail
 Murchisoniina - Murchisoniidae
Murchisonia (Murchisonia) sp. d'Archiac and de Verneuil 1841 snail
 Murchisoniina - Hormotomidae
Coelocaulus sp., "? Catazone sp." = Catazone
Coelocaulus sp. Oehlert and Oehlert 1888 snail
"? Catazone sp." = Catazone Perner 1907 snail