BCVS3-12, Buffalo Creek, Wanakah Shale, Erie Co., NY (Devonian of the United States)

Where: Erie County, New York (42.9° N, 78.6° W: paleocoordinates 36.5° S, 26.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; gray, calcareous shale

• calcareous shale

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: K. B. Miller. 1986. Depositional Environments and Sequences, "Pleurodictyum Zone," Ludlowville Formation of Western New York. Dynamic Stratigraphy and Depositional Environments of the Hamilton Group (Middle Devonian) in New York State, Part I, New York State Museum Bulletin (457)57-77 [A. Miller/K. Layou]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 8727: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 28.08.2000

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Phacopida - Phacopidae
"Phacops rana" = Eldredgeops rana
"Phacops rana" = Eldredgeops rana Green 1832 trilobite
 Phacopida - Homalonotidae
Dipleura dekayi trilobite
Strophomenata
 Productida - Chonetidae
 Strophomenida - Douvillinidae
 Strophomenida - Strophodontidae
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
 Terebratulida - Cryptonellidae
 Spiriferida - Spinocyrtiidae
 Spiriferida - Mucrospiriferidae
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
Gastropoda
 Euomphalina - Platyceratidae
"Naticonema lineata" = Platyostoma lineata
"Naticonema lineata" = Platyostoma lineata Conrad 1842 snail
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
fenestrate, massive, encrusting, ramose forms
Crinoidea
  -
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
Anthozoa
 Auloporida - Aulocystidae
Aulocystis jacksoni tabulate coral
 Auloporida - Auloporidae
 Favositida - Favositidae
Favosites ? nitella tabulate coral
 Cystiphyllida - Cystiphyllidae
Cystiphylloides sp. Chapman 1893 horn coral
 Stauriida - Stereolasmatidae
Stereolasma rectum Hall 1843 horn coral
 Stauriida - Zaphrentidae
Heliophyllum halli Edwards and Haime 1851 horn coral