Central Area, Zone A (Basal Brachipod zone), Onondaga Limestone, NY (Devonian of the United States)

Where: New York (43.0° N, 76.2° W: paleocoordinates 39.0° S, 23.5° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Edgecliff Member (Onondaga Formation), Eifelian (393.3 - 387.7 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; phosphatic, sandy limestone

• sandy limestone with phosphate nodules

Primary reference: W. A., J.r. Oliver. 1952. Stratigraphy of the Onondaga Limestone in Central New York. PhD thesis, Cornell University 1-98 [A. Miller/K. Layou/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 9537: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 11.12.2000

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Taxonomic list

Strophomenata
 Productida - Chonetidae
 Orthotetida - Schuchertellidae
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
Athyris spiriferoides Eaton 1831
rare
 Spiriferida - Spiriferidae
 Spiriferida - Acrospiriferidae
 Spiriferida - Elythidae
"Elytha fimbriata" = Elita
"Elytha fimbriata" = Elita
frequent
 Pentamerida - Clorindidae
Pentamerella arata Conrad 1841
common
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
Atrypa reticularis Linnaeus 1758
frequent
Gastropoda
 Euomphalina - Platyceratidae
"Platyostoma sp." = Platyceras (Platyostoma)
"Platyostoma sp." = Platyceras (Platyostoma) Conrad 1842 snail
rare
Stenolaemata
 Cystoporida - Fistuliporidae
Anthozoa
 Stauriida - Amplexidae
Heterophrentis prolifica horn coral
common
Heterophrentis sp. Billings 1875 horn coral
rare