BCVS3-13, 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; concretionary, shelly/skeletal, gray limestone

• pseudoconcretionary carbonate bed, the limestone bodies of this bed are typically lenticular with a relatively uniform thickness of about 10 cm; the larger lenses assume the appearance of discontinuous limestone beds; where they are closely spaced, the bioclastic wackestone to packstone lenses frequently grade laterally into a thin fossiliferous nodular layer

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 8728: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 28.08.2000

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Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Phacopida - Phacopidae
"Phacops rana" = Eldredgeops rana
"Phacops rana" = Eldredgeops rana Green 1832 trilobite
 Phacopida - Acastidae
Greenops boothi trilobite
Strophomenata
 Productida - Chonetidae
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
 Terebratulida - Cryptonellidae
 Spiriferinida - Cyrtinidae
 Spiriferida - Spinocyrtiidae
 Spiriferida - Mucrospiriferidae
 Rhynchonellida - Sapphicorhynchidae
"Camarotoechia sappho" = Sapphicorhynchus sappho
"Camarotoechia sappho" = Sapphicorhynchus sappho Hall 1860
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
Ptychopteria sp. Hall 1883 oyster
 Protobranchia -
Palaeoneilo sp. Hall and Whitfield 1869 clam
[entered as Paleoneilo sp.]
Gastropoda
 Euomphalina - Platyceratidae
Platyceras sp., "Naticonema lineata" = Platyostoma lineata
Platyceras sp. Conrad 1840 snail
"Naticonema lineata" = Platyostoma lineata Conrad 1842 snail
Cephalopoda
 Pseudorthocerida - Spyroceratidae
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
fenestrate, massive, encrusting, and ramose forms
Crinoidea
  -
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
Anthozoa
 Auloporida - Aulocystidae
Aulocystis commensalis tabulate coral
Aulocystis cooperi tabulate coral
 Favositida - Micheliniidae
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
"Trachypora romingeri" = Thamnoptychia
"Trachypora romingeri" = Thamnoptychia tabulate coral