Locality 3 (Lake Erie shore, Wanakah Shale, NY) (Devonian of the United States)

Where: Erie County, New York (42.8° N, 78.8° W: paleocoordinates 36.5° S, 26.3° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Wanakah Member (Ludlowville Formation), Givetian (387.7 - 382.7 Ma)

• The Ludlowville Fm. is part of the Hamilton Group. This is a lower Wanakah Shale collection.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; gray, argillaceous mudstone

• the wanakah is a dark gray fissile mudrock, 12-21 m thick, composed of approximately 97% clay, mostly illite and chlorite, with minor amounts of quartz silt and calcite.

Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: C. R. Clement. 1982. The Occurrence and Paleoecology of Echinoderm Asseblages in the Ludlowville Shales (Middle Devonian) of western Erie County, New York. unpublished M.S. thesis 1-110 [A. Miller/K. Layou]more details

PaleoDB collection 5668: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 15.11.1999

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Trilobita
 Phacopida - Phacopidae
"Phacops rana" = Eldredgeops rana
"Phacops rana" = Eldredgeops rana Green 1832 trilobite
 Phacopida - Acastidae
Greenops boothi trilobite
Ostracoda
 Metacopida -
Strophomenata
 Productida - Chonetidae
 Orthotetida - Schuchertellidae
 Strophomenida - Douvillinidae
 Strophomenida - Leptostrophiidae
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
 Terebratulida - Cryptonellidae
 Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae
Ambocoelia umbonata Conrad 1842
 Spiriferida - Mucrospiriferidae
 Rhynchonellida - Leiorhynchidae
  - Tropidoleptidae
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Cypricardella sp. Hall 1856 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula sp. Lamarck 1799 nut clam
 Protobranchia -
Palaeoneilo sp. Hall and Whitfield 1869 clam
[entered as Paleoneilo sp.]
Gastropoda
 Euomphalina - Platyceratidae
"Naticonema lineata" = Platyostoma lineata
"Naticonema lineata" = Platyostoma lineata Conrad 1842 snail
Tentaculita
 Styliolinida - Styliolinidae
Cephalopoda
 Pseudorthocerida - Spyroceratidae
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
bifoliate, encrusting, ramose
Stenolaemata
 Fenestrata -
Fenestrata indet. Astrova and Morozova 1956
Graptolithina
 Dendroidea - Dendrograptidae
Anthozoa
 Auloporida - Pyrgiidae
Cladochonus dichotoma tabulate coral
 Favositida - Micheliniidae
Michelinia stylopora Eaton 1876 tabulate coral
Pleurodictyum sp. Goldfuss 1829 tabulate coral