AMNH locality 2015, Powwow Canyon (Carboniferous of the United States)

Also known as Unit V of section H, locality 32 of King and Knight (1945), sheet 2 (also see Knight and King (1946) fieldnote #1760, USGS Field Records Library, Denver).

Where: Texas (31.8° N, 106.0° W: paleocoordinates 5.9° S, 42.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Magdalena Limestone Formation, Morrowan (323.2 - 318.6 Ma)

• 11' thick bed

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; cherty/siliceous limestone

• This suggests an off-shore environment. However, Lane (1981: 200-201) cited evidence of several Pennsylvanian faunas such as those in the Perth Limestone of Indiana where spiculites are associated with coal cyclothems indicating

•shallower water. However, in much of the Paleozoic, spiculites are suggested to represent off-shore, deepwater niches.

• ... a gray limestone, 11 ft thick, containing numerous chert nodules. These nodules and the limestone commonly contain specimens of Millerella marblensis, Fusiella, various textulariid genera, a linguloid brachiopod, hexactinellid sponge spicules, and crinoid fragments in addition to the dominant gastropods.

•The matrix consists of well-sorted invertebrate fragments about the same size

•as the majority of the gastropods, along with scattered glass sponge spicules.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the AMNH

Primary reference: R. L. Batten. 1995. Pennsylvanina (Morrowan) gastropods from the Magdalena Formation of the Hueco Mountains, Texas. American Museum Novitates 3122:1-46 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 79966: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 30.03.2008

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Foraminifera
 Fusulinoidea - Schubertellidae
 Fusulinoidea - Eostaffellidae
Millerella marblensis Thompson 1942
Gastropoda
 Trochoidea - Araeonematidae
Yunnania sp. Mansuy 1912 snail
 Neritoidea - Naticopsidae
Colpites minutus Sayre 1930 snail
 Euomphalina - Anomphalidae
Anomphalus verruculiferus White 1881 snail
 Euomphalina - Euomphalidae
"Straparollus (Euomphalus) muricatus" = Amphiscapha muricata
"Straparollus (Euomphalus) muricatus" = Amphiscapha muricata Knight 1934 snail
 Euomphalina - Microdomatidae
Cyclites cf. multilineata Girty 1908 snail
Microdoma conicum Meek and Worthen 1867 snail
"Microdoma gavinae" = Euconodoma gavinae Kues 1990 snail
 Cycloneritida - Trachyspiridae
Trachydomia turbonitella n. sp. Batten 1995 snail
 Heterostropha - Donaldinidae
Donaldina stevensana Meek and Worthen 1866 snail
Donaldina robusta Stevens 1858 snail
 Heterostropha - Streptacididae
Streptacis whitfieldi Meek 1871 snail
 Heterostropha - Anoptychiidae
Anoptychia sp. Koken 1892 snail
 Bellerophontida - Bellerophontidae
"Bellerophon (Bellerophon) crassus" = Waagenella crassus, "Bellerophon (Bellerophon) graphicus" = Bellerophon graphicus, Retispira cf. bellireticulata
"Bellerophon (Bellerophon) crassus" = Waagenella crassus Meek and Worthen 1860 snail
"Bellerophon (Bellerophon) graphicus" = Bellerophon graphicus Moore 1941 snail
 Dendropupoidea - Anthracopupidae
Anthracopupa ohioensis Whitfield 1881 snail
 Dendropupoidea - Dendropupidae
Dendropupa sp. Owen 1861 snail
Dendropupa vetusta Dawson 1860 snail
 Zygopleuroidea - Pseudozygopleuridae
"Pseudozygopleura (Pseudozygopleura) williamsi" = Levizygopleura williamsi Knight 1930 snail
Pseydozygopleura (Pseudozygopleura) scitula Meek and Worthen 1860 snail
 Cerithimorpha - Orthonemidae
"Stegocoelia (Donaldospira) nodosa n. sp." = Donaldospira nodosa, "Stegocoelia (Hypergonia) percostata" = Hypergonia percostata
"Stegocoelia (Donaldospira) nodosa n. sp." = Donaldospira nodosa Batten 1995 snail
"Stegocoelia (Hypergonia) percostata" = Hypergonia percostata Girty 1939 snail
 Caenogastropoda - Meekospiridae
Meekospira peracuta Meek and Worthen 1860 snail
Girtyspira minuta Stevens 1858 snail
 Caenogastropoda - Orthonematidae
Orthonema salteri Meek and Worthen 1860 snail
"Stegocoelia (Taosia) copei" = Taosia copei White 1881 snail
 Caenogastropoda - Goniasmatidae
"Stegocoelia (Goniasma) lasallensis" = Goniasma lasallense
"Stegocoelia (Goniasma) lasallensis" = Goniasma lasallense Worthen 1890 snail
 Murchisoniina - Soleniscidae
Soleniscus variabilis Erwin 1988 snail
Soleniscus typicus Meek and Worthen 1860 snail
"Strobeus primigenius" = Strobeus primogenius Conrad 1835 snail
Strobeus poromus Kues 1990 snail
 Murchisoniina - Phymatopleuridae
Eirlysia cf. reticulata Batten 1958 snail
Borestus texanus n. sp. Batten 1995 snail
Borestus magdalenensis n. sp. Batten 1995 snail
Worthenia cf. tabulata Conrad 1835 snail
Worthenia speciosa Meek and Worthen 1860 snail
Tapinotomaria cf. crassa Batten 1958 snail
Tapinotomaria globosa Batten 1958 snail
 Murchisoniina - Gosseletinidae
Peruvispira delicata Chronic 1949 snail
Mourlonia sp. de Koninck 1883 snail
"Platyzona cf. tornatilis" = Pithodea tornatilis Phillips 1836 snail
"Trepospira (Angyomphalus) sp." = Angyomphalus Cossmann 1915 snail
Baylea kuesi n. sp. Batten 1995 snail
Baylea knighti Weller 1929 snail
Apachella cf. turbiniformis Winters 1963 snail
Apachella powwowensis n. sp. Batten 1995 snail
Apachella cf. glabra Batten 1989 snail
Ferganispira acteonina n. sp. Batten 1995 snail