Gardner Canyon, Great Blue Limestone (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Idaho-Utah (42.2° N, 112.3° W: paleocoordinates 1.4° S, 45.7° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Great Blue Limestone Formation, Meramecian (345.0 - 336.0 Ma)

• "Upper Meramec and Lower Chester"

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; cherty/siliceous limestone and shale

• "med to massive bedded ls, silty, some chert, some beds of sh and sltst. open shelf. geosynclinal, BA4"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: S. S. Beus. 1968. Paleozoic Stratigraphy of Samaria Mountain, Idaho-Utah. AAPG Bulletin 52:782-808 [M. Uhen/J. Ju]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 576: authorized by Jack Sepkoski, entered by Mike Sommers on 19.01.1999

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• "S.S. Beus, 1968. Paleozoic strat of Samaria Mtn, Idaho-Utah. AAPG Bull. 52:782-808"
Strophomenata
 Productida - Productellidae
? Protoniella sp.
originally entered as "? Protoniella sp."
 Productida - Productidae
 Productida - Rugosochonetidae
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Neoretziidae
Hustedia sp. Hall and Clarke 1893
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
Composita sp. Brown 1849
 Terebratulida - Cranaenidae
Girtyella sp. Weller 1911
 Spiriferinida - Punctospiriferidae
Punctospirifer sp. North 1920
 Spiriferida - Spiriferidae
Spirifer sp. Sowerby 1818
 Spiriferida - Martiniidae
Martinia sp. M'Coy 1844
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pecten sp. Müller 1776 scallop
Stenolaemata
 Fenestrida - Fenestellidae
Fenestella sp. Lonsdale 1839
 Fenestrida - Acanthocladiidae