NYSM Locality 6144 (= Ward Lane) (Ordovician of the United States)

Also known as Sciota Road Section -- Fort Cassin Fm. Fig 3

Where: Washington County, New York (44.0° N, 73.6° W: paleocoordinates 30.5° S, 61.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Oepikodus communis - Reuterodontus andinus conodont zone, Sciota Member (Fort Cassin Formation), Cassinian (478.6 - 468.1 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithified, shelly/skeletal, carbonaceous packstone and lithified, intraclastic, shelly/skeletal grainstone

• R. H. Flower’scollection from this section (NYSM Locality 6144, 170 specimens) seems to have come from intraclast-fossil hash packstones that mantle massive

•thrombolites (our sample WLa-20.8).

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the AMNH, CM, MCZ, NYSM

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: B. Kröger and E. Landing. 2009. Cephalopods and Paleoenvironments of the Fort Cassin Formation (Upper Lower Ordovician), eastern New York and adjacent Vermont. Journal of Paleontology 83(5):664-693 [B. Kröger/B. Kröger]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 90082: authorized by Björn Kröger, entered by Björn Kröger on 07.07.2009

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Taxonomic list

Cephalopoda
 Ellesmerocerida - Bassleroceratidae
Lawrenceoceras breve Ulrich et al. 1944
 Ellesmerocerida - Cyclostomiceratidae
 Endocerida - Proterocameroceratidae
 Endocerida - Piloceratidae
"Cassinoceras grande" = Expandocassinoceras grande, "Cassinoceras explanator" = Cassinoceras wortheni
"Cassinoceras grande" = Expandocassinoceras grande Ulrich and Foerste 1943
"Cassinoceras explanator" = Cassinoceras wortheni Billings 1865
 Tarphycerida - Tarphyceratidae
Centrotarphyceras seelyi Whitfield 1886
Eurystomites kelloggi Whitfield 1886
Eurystomites amplectens Ruedemann 1906
 Orthoceratoidea - Protocycloceratidae
Protocycloceras lamarcki Salter and in Murchison 1859