Stream Bank, 4 miles SE of Latham, Butler County (Permian of the United States)

Where: Butler County, Kansas (37.5° N, 96.6° W: paleocoordinates 0.2° S, 27.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Speiser Shale Formation, Sakmarian (295.5 - 290.1 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; lithified, gray, argillaceous, calcareous shale

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ)

Primary reference: D. E. Hattin. 1959. An occurrence of Ophiuraster burrisi Miller. Journal of Paleontology 33(6):1125-1128 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 94602: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 04.03.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Strophomenata
 Productida - Productidae
 Productida - Chonetidae
Chonetes sp. Fischer de Waldheim 1830
 Orthotetida - Derbyiidae
Derbyia sp. Waagen 1884
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
Composita sp. Brown 1849
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Disciniidae
Orbiculoidea sp. d'Orbigny 1847
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Aviculopectinidae
Aviculopecten sp. M'Coy 1851 scallop
Bryozoa
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Ophiuroidea
 Ophiurida - Ophiolepididae
"Ophiuraster burrisi" = Archaeophiomusium burrisi
"Ophiuraster burrisi" = Archaeophiomusium burrisi Miller 1958 brittle star
Crinoidea
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Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily