Locality 3, WKBW radio towers, Moscow and Ludlowville Formations, Erie Co., NY (Devonian of the United States)

Where: Erie County, New York (42.7° N, 78.8° W: paleocoordinates 36.6° S, 26.3° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Givetian (387.7 - 382.7 Ma)

• samples not specified as from Ledyard, Wanakah, Tichenor, or Windom members

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; bioturbated, pyritic, gray, calcareous lime mudstone

• soft, medium gray, slightly calcareous, siliciclastic mudstones, geographically widespread beds of carbonate or pyritic concretions and fossil layers occur at many levels

Preservation: trace, concretion, original calcite, replaced with pyrite

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: C. E. Brett, V. B. Dick, and G. C. Baird. 1991. Comparative Taphonomy and Paleoecology of Middle Devonian Dark Gray and Black Shale Facies from Western New York. Dynamic Stratigraphy and Depositional Environments of the Hamilton Group (Middle Devonian) in New York State, Part II; New York State Museum Bulletin (469)5-36 [A. Miller/K. Layou]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 9363: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 24.10.2000, edited by Alycia Stigall

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Relative abundance symbols listed in comments field are as follows: a = abundant, 10s to 100s of specimens; c = commonly found, 10s of specimens; x = present, fewer than 10 specimens; r = rare, usually only one specimen; ? = identification questionable
unclassified
  -
Strophomenata
 Productida - Chonetidae
 Orthotetida - Schuchertellidae
Schuchertella sp. Girty 1904
x
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferinida - Cyrtinidae
 Spiriferida - Cyrtospiriferidae
 Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae
Ambocoelia umbonata Conrad 1842
a
  - Tropidoleptidae
 Orthida - Dalmanellidae
Brachiopoda
 Inarticulata -
Pholidops sp. Hall 1859
c
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
Lingula sp. Bruguiére 1797
x
Bivalvia
 Myalinida - Lunulacardiidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Pectenidae indet." = Pectinidae
"Pectenidae indet." = Pectinidae Wilkes 1810 scallop
x
 Pectinida - Aviculopectinidae
Aviculopecten ? sp. M'Coy 1851 scallop
a
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
"Leioptera sp." = Leptodesma (Leiopteria)
"Leioptera sp." = Leptodesma (Leiopteria) Hall 1883 oyster
x
 Cardiidia - Grammysiidae
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nuculoidea corbuliformis Hall and Whitfield 1869 nut clam
a
 Protobranchia -
Nuculites oblongatus Conrad 1841 clam
x
Palaeoneilo sp. Hall and Whitfield 1869 clam
x [entered as Paleoneilo sp.]
Stenolaemata
 Fenestrata -
 Cyclostomata -
Reptaria stolonifera Rolle 1851
x
Anthozoa
 Auloporida - Aulocystidae
Aulocystis sp. Schlüter 1885 tabulate coral
x