Long Island, Kassan Bay, lower part of upper section (Devonian of the United States)

Where: Alaska (55.5° N, 132.4° W: paleocoordinates 19.9° S, 80.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Middle Devonian (393.3 - 382.7 Ma)

• The lower 40 feet of the upper limestone section (division c) from Long Island, Kasaan Bay.

Environment/lithology: lithified, blue limestone

• Hard, blue, fine-grained limestone, fracturing easily in any direction.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by E.M. Kirk in 1905

Primary reference: E. M. Kindle. 1907. Notes on the Paleozoic faunas and stratigraphy of southeastern Alaska. Journal of Geology 15(4):314-337 [A. Miller/S. Kolbe]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 111903: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Sarah Kolbe on 30.06.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Proetida - Proetidae
Lophophorata
 Tentaculitida - Tentaculitidae
Tentaculites sp. von Schlotheim 1820
Strophomenata
 Strophomenida - Strophodontidae
"Stropheodonta comitans" = Strophomena (Strophodonta)
"Stropheodonta comitans" = Strophomena (Strophodonta)
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Meristellidae
 Spiriferida - Spiriferidae
 Rhynchonellida - Camarotoechiidae
Camarotoechia sp. Hall and Clarke 1893
Rostroconchia
 Conocardiida - Hippocardiidae
"Conocardium cf. bohemicum" = Bohemicardia bohemica
"Conocardium cf. bohemicum" = Bohemicardia bohemica Barrande 1881
Bivalvia
 Cyrtodontida - Antipleuridae
Hercynella sp. Kayser 1878 clam
 Solenida - Orthonotidae
Orthonota sp. Conrad 1841 clam
 Trigoniida - Schizodidae
Schizodus sp. King 1844 clam
Gastropoda
 Euomphalina - Euomphalidae
Euomphalus planorbis d’Archiac and de Verneuil 1842 snail
 Euomphalina - Oriostomatidae
Oriostoma princeps Oehlert 1877 snail
Cephalopoda
 Orthocerida - Orthoceratidae
Orthoceras sp. Breynius 1832
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Anthozoa
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
? Cladopora sp. Hall 1851 tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Cyathophyllidae
Cyathophyllum sp. Goldfuss 1826 horn coral