Also known as Was Saukia serotina subzone, Whitehall Fm.
Where: Washington County, New York (42.6° N, 73.4° W: paleocoordinates 32.9° S, 74.6° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Saukiella serotina trilobite zone, Lower Member (Whitehall Formation), Sunwaptan (498.5 - 485.4 Ma)
• "Lower Whitehall Fm., (Trempealeau)->Franconian?, Saukia-Serotina subzone"
•Saukiella serotina subzone: 490.4 - 490.0 Ma, very top of Sunwaptan
• member-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; ooidal, gray grainstone
•"Sample composed of medium-gray (N 5-6) ooid-skelletal grainstone and packstone"
Size class: macrofossils
Collected by E.O Ulrich, R. Ruedeman & J. Bridge in 7/8/1931; reposited in the USNM
Primary reference: M. E. Taylor and R. B. Halley. 1974. Systematics, environment, and biogeography of some Late Cambrian and Early Ordovician trilobites from eastern New York State. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 834:1-38 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details
Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis
PaleoDB collection 85187: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 05.12.2008
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