Locality 12 (Apulia Road), Limestone "b", Mottville Member, Onondaga Co., NY (Devonian of the United States)

Where: Onondaga County, New York (42.9° N, 76.1° W: paleocoordinates 36.9° S, 23.8° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Mottville Member (Skaneateles Formation), Givetian (387.7 - 382.7 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; shelly/skeletal, gray limestone

• crinoidal limestone

Preservation: trace

Collection methods: bulk, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: T. X. Grasso. 1986. Redefinition, Stratigraphy and Depostional Environments of the Mottville Member (Hamilton Group) in Central and Eastern New York. Dynamic Stratigraphy and Depositional Environments of the Hamilton Group (Middle Devonian) in New York State, Part I, NY State Museum Bulletin (457)5-31 [A. Miller/K. Layou/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 8918: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 07.09.2000

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Taxonomic list

• The relative abundance of each fossil taxon was established in the field by estimating the number of specimens observed in one hour from each richly fossiliferous horizon. The abundance of each taxon was then assigned a code number as follows: (1) 1 to 3 specimens, (2) 4 to 12 specimens, (3) 13 to 50 specimens, (4) 50 to 200 specimens, (5) 200 to 800 specimens, (6) over 800 specimens
Trilobita
 Phacopida - Phacopidae
"Phacops rana" = Eldredgeops rana
"Phacops rana" = Eldredgeops rana Green 1832 trilobite
Strophomenata
 Strophomenida - Leptostrophiidae
Rhynchonellata
  - Tropidoleptidae
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Pectenidae indet." = Pectinidae
"Pectenidae indet." = Pectinidae Wilkes 1810 scallop
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
Actinopteria sp. Hall 1884 oyster
 Protobranchia -
Palaeoneilo sp. Hall and Whitfield 1869 clam
[entered as Paleoneilo sp.]
Gastropoda
 Murchisoniina - Eotomariidae
Bembexia sp. Oehlert and Oehlert 1888 snail
Anthozoa
 Stauriida - Amplexidae
Heterophrentis sp. Billings 1875 horn coral
 Ichnofossils -
Zoophycos sp. Massalongo 1855