Wewoka Shale Station 2006 (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Hughes County, Oklahoma (35.0° N, 96.4° W: paleocoordinates 7.4° S, 32.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Wewoka Formation, Moscovian (315.2 - 307.0 Ma)

• "middle shale of the Wewoka formation, from 25 to 75 feet below the sandstone"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified, shelly/skeletal, blue shale

• "soft fossiliferous blue shale... remarkable for the abundant and perfectly preserved fossil shells which it contains"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: replaced with hematite, replaced with other

Collected by G. H. Girty, J. A. Taff, G. I. Adams, R. D. Mesler; reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: surface (float),

• "free specimens, which have weathered out of the shales"

Primary reference: G. H. Girty. 1915. The fauna of the Wewoka Formation of Oklahoma. United States Geological Survey Bulletin 544:1-353 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 90784: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 17.08.2009, edited by Matthew Clapham and Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• groups other than echinoderms have not been entered yet but are described in detail by Girty
Gastropoda
 Euomphalina - Euomphalidae
"Schizostoma catilloides" = Amphiscapha catilloides
"Schizostoma catilloides" = Amphiscapha catilloides Conrad 1842 snail
 Prosobranchia - Sphaerodomidae
 Prosobranchia - Meekospiridae
Meekospira choctawensis Girty 1912 snail
Meekospira peracuta choctawensis
 Prosobranchia - Pseudozygopleuridae
"Holopea peoriensis" = Pseudozygopleura (Pseudozygopleura) peoriense, "Zygopleura ? multicostata" = Pseudozygopleura multicostata
"Holopea peoriensis" = Pseudozygopleura (Pseudozygopleura) peoriense Worthen 1884 snail
"Zygopleura ? multicostata" = Pseudozygopleura multicostata Meek and Worthen 1862 snail
 Bellerophontida - Bellerophontidae
Bellerophon wewokanus, Pharkidonotus percarinatus, "Bellerophon meekiana" = Retispira meekiana, "Patellostium montfortianum" = Cymatospira montfortianus
Bellerophon wewokanus Girty 1912 snail
Bellerophon crassus wewokanus
Pharkidonotus percarinatus Conrad 1842 snail
"Bellerophon meekiana" = Retispira meekiana Shumard and Swallow 1858 snail
"Patellostium montfortianum" = Cymatospira montfortianus Norwood and Pratten 1855 snail
 Bellerophontida - Euphemitidae
"Euphemus carbonarius" = Euphemites carbonarius
"Euphemus carbonarius" = Euphemites carbonarius Cox 1857 snail
 Murchisoniina - Gosseletinidae
"Phanerotrema grayvillensis" = Glabrocingulum grayvillense, Trepospira depressa
"Phanerotrema grayvillensis" = Glabrocingulum grayvillense Norwood and Pratten 1855 snail
Trepospira depressa Cox 1857 snail
 Murchisoniina - Lophospiridae
Worthenia tabulata Conrad 1835 snail
 Murchisoniina - Murchisoniidae
"Meekospira bella" = Bellazona bella
"Meekospira bella" = Bellazona bella Walcott 1884 snail
 Murchisoniina - Soleniscidae
"Sphaerodoma aff. regularis" = Soleniscus regularis, "Bulimorpha inornata" = Soleniscus regularis, "Sphaerodoma primigenia" = Strobeus primogenius, "Sphaerodoma paludiniformis" = Strobeus paludinaeformis, "Sphaerodoma ventricosa" = Strobeus paludinaeformis, "Sphaerodoma intercalaris" = Strobeus intercalaris, "Ianthinopsis gouldiana n. sp." = Strobeus gouldiana1, "Sphaerodoma brevis" = Strobeus brevis
"Sphaerodoma aff. regularis" = Soleniscus regularis Cox 1857 snail
"Bulimorpha inornata" = Soleniscus regularis Cox 1857 snail
"Sphaerodoma primigenia" = Strobeus primogenius Conrad 1835 snail
"Sphaerodoma paludiniformis" = Strobeus paludinaeformis Hall 1858 snail
"Sphaerodoma ventricosa" = Strobeus paludinaeformis Hall 1858 snail
"Sphaerodoma intercalaris" = Strobeus intercalaris Meek and Worthen 1860 snail
"Ianthinopsis gouldiana n. sp." = Strobeus gouldiana1 Girty 1912 snail
"Sphaerodoma brevis" = Strobeus brevis White 1881 snail
 Murchisoniina - Palaeozygopleuridae
"Zygopleura ? parva" = Palaeozygopleura parva
"Zygopleura ? parva" = Palaeozygopleura parva Cox 1857 snail
 Pleurotomarioidea - Phymatopleuridae
"Orestes nodosus" = Phymatopleura nodosa
"Orestes nodosus" = Phymatopleura nodosa Girty 1912 snail
Cephalopoda
 Prolecanitida - Daraelitidae
"Daraelites girtyi n. sp." = Boesites girtyi2
"Daraelites girtyi n. sp." = Boesites girtyi2 Plummer and Scott 1937 ammonite
Crinoidea
  -
Crinoidea "stems group A" Miller 1821 Sea lily
Crinoidea "stems group B" Miller 1821 Sea lily
 Cladida -
Eupachycrinus sp. Meek and Worthen 1865 Sea lily
? Cromyocrinus sp. Trautschold 1867 Sea lily
 Cladida - Catacrinidae
? Delocrinus sp. Miller and Gurley 1890 Sea lily
  -
? Poteriocrinus sp. Worthen 1875 Sea lily
Scaphiocrinus
  -
? Scaphiocrinus sp. Whidborne 1898