Pilton Shales Site B (Devonian of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.1° N, 4.1° W: paleocoordinates 19.1° S, 1.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pilton Shales Formation, Late/Upper Famennian (364.7 - 360.7 Ma)

• Thought to be uppermost Devonian (Wocklumeria). Pilton A1.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shale and limestone

• "Shallow seas..."
• "The shales, siltstones, thin sandstones and fossiliferous limestone lenses include thicker sandstones which commonly stand out as topographical features."

Primary reference: E. A. Edmonds, A. Whittaker, and B. J. Williams. 1985. Geology of the country around Ilfracombe and Barnstaple (Memoirs of the British Geological Survey for 1:50000 sheets 277 and 293, new series) 1-97 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38428: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 21.04.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Phacopida - Phacopidae
Strophomenata
 Productida - Araksalosiidae
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida -
"Spiriferacea indet." = Spiriferoidea
"Spiriferacea indet." = Spiriferoidea King 1846
 Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae
 Spiriferida - Elythidae
 Rhynchonellida -
"Rhynchonellacea indet." = Rhynchonelloidea
"Rhynchonellacea indet." = Rhynchonelloidea d'Orbigny 1847
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
Bivalvia
 Pectinida -
"Pectinacea indet." = Pectinoidea
"Pectinacea indet." = Pectinoidea Rafinesque 1815 scallop
Stenolaemata
 Fenestrida - Fenestellidae
Fenestella sp. Lonsdale 1839
 Rhabdomesida - Rhabdomesidae
Ophiuroidea
 Oegophiurida - Protasteridae
? Drepanaster sp. Whidborne 1898 brittle star
Crinoidea
  -
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
Anthozoa
 Favositida - Micheliniidae
Pleurodictyum sp. Goldfuss 1829 tabulate coral