Catheys (shaly facies) - Wilson, 1949 (Ordovician of the United States)

Where: Tennessee (35.5° N, 86.5° W: paleocoordinates 28.1° S, 66.4° W)

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Catheys Formation, Shermanian (460.9 - 449.5 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lithified, burrowed, gray, calcareous mudstone and packstone

• Geological information from field notes of S.M. Holland and M.E. Patzkowsky
• calcareous mudstone, with very thin to thin beds or nodules of calcisiltite and skeletal packstone. burrowed.

Preservation: original calcite, replaced with calcite

Primary reference: C. W. Wilson. 1949. Pre-Chattanooga stratigraphy in Central Tennessee. Tennessee Division of Geology Bulletin 56:1-415 [S. Holland/S. Holland]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 5368: authorized by Steven Holland, entered by Steven Holland on 28.09.1999, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Wilson reprints the faunal list of Bassler (1932), taken from the Constellaria bed at the base of the Catheys
Trilobita
 Phacopida - Calymenidae
Calymene sp. Brongniart 1822 trilobite
Ostracoda
 Palaeocopida -
Rhynchonellata
 Atrypida - Anazygidae
"Zygospira recurvirostris" = Anazyga recurvirostra
"Zygospira recurvirostris" = Anazyga recurvirostra Hall 1847
 Rhynchonellida - Orthorhynchulidae
 Orthida - Platystrophiidae
Platystrophia amoena McEwan 1919
Platystrophia amoena robusta
Platystrophia colbiensis Foerste 1910
P. colbiensis & P. colbiensis mutata
 Orthida - Plectorthidae
Craniata
 Craniida - Craniidae
Crania laelia, "Crania scabiosa" = Petrocrania scabiosa
"Crania scabiosa" = Petrocrania scabiosa Hall 1866
Gastropoda
 Trochonematoidea - Lophospiridae
Lophospira sp. Whitfield 1886 snail
 Euomphalina - Platyceratidae
Cyclonema varicosum Hall 1861 snail
 Bellerophontida -
Bellerophontoidea indet. M'Coy 1851 snail
 Bellerophontida - Bucaniidae
Bucania sp. Hall 1847 snail
Cephalopoda
 Orthocerida - Orthoceratidae
Orthoceras sp. Breynius 1832
 Ascocerida - Ascoceratidae
Stenolaemata
 Trepostomida -
 Cyclostomata - Corynotrypidae
 Cystoporida -
 Cryptostomata - Ptilodictyonidae
 Trepostomata - Heterotrypidae
 Trepostomata - Halloporidae
 Trepostomata - Monticuliporidae
 Trepostomata - Trematoporidae
 Trepostomata - Batostomellidae
 Cystoporata - Ceramoporidae
Ceramoporella sp. Ulrich 1882
Crepipora simulans Ulrich 1882
Coeloclema sp. Ulrich 1882
Demospongea
 Streptosclerophorida - Hindiidae
Hindia sphaeroidalis Duncan 1879 demosponge
Stromatoporoidea
 Labechiida - Lophiostromatidae
Anthozoa
 Stauriida - Columnariidae
Columnaria alveolata Goldfuss 1826 horn coral
Rhodophyceae
  - Solenoporaceae
Tetradium fibratum
  - Florideophyceae
"Tetradium fibratum" = Prismostylus fibratum
"Tetradium fibratum" = Prismostylus fibratum Safford 1856