Eucalyptocrinites crassus-Cupulocorona-Caryocrinites persculptus Association (Silurian of the United States)

Where: Tennessee (36.1° N, 87.1° W: paleocoordinates 29.6° S, 54.9° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Waldron Member (Wayne Formation), Wenlock (433.4 - 427.4 Ma)

• "Middle Wenlockian. Barrick (1983) placed the Waldron Member near the top of the Kockelella amsdeni Zone."

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal ramp; shelly/skeletal, argillaceous wackestone and packstone

• "echionderms rarely preserved with appendages or columns attached, but whole cups or thecae more common in most units than isolated plates...holdfasts and root systems common...the average higher echinoderm and brachiopod diversity (as compared to Indiana sites), faunal composition, and apprent rarity of storm-caused disturbance, are suggestive of a BA 4 to ouer BA 3 position. A Boucot notes that the brachiopod fauna also indicate a BA 3-4 boundary position."

•SEP environmental call based on given info

• "The most common lithology is skeletal wackestone with 30-50% fossil debris and a siliciclastic mud matrix, but thin limestones with packstone-grainstone textures occur also, especially near the center of the unit. Tyhpicially, each unit is less than 3 cm thick and shows a considerable lateral continuity."

Collection methods: Table 45.37 lists abundances for fauna at Newsome Station Quarry. I have also included one additional genus mentioned in text but not listed in table.

Primary reference: T. J. Frest, C. E. Brett, and B. J. Witzke. 1999. Caradocian-Gedinnian echinoderm associations of Central and Eastern North America. Paleocommunities--a case study from the Silurian and Lower Devonian 638-783 [M. Foote/K. Koverman/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 26788: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 31.10.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Trilobita
 Aulacopleurida - Aulacopleuridae
 Phacopida - Dalmanitidae
 Phacopida - Cheiruridae
Cheirurus niagarensis Hall 1868 trilobite
 Phacopida - Homalonotidae
 Phacopida - Calymenidae
Calymene niagarensis Hall 1843 trilobite
Strophomenata
 Orthotetida - Triplesiidae
 Orthotetida - Chilidiopsidae
"Coolinia subplana" = Fardenia (Coolinia)
"Coolinia subplana" = Fardenia (Coolinia)
 Strophomenida - Leptestiidae
Leangella sp. Opik 1933
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
Leptaena rhomboidalis Wahlenberg 1818
 Strophomenida - Strophonellidae
Chileata
 Dictyonellida - Eichwaldiidae
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Rhynchospirinidae
Homoeospira evax Hall 1863
 Athyridida - Meristidae
 Athyridida - Meristellidae
 Athyridida - Nucleospiridae
 Spiriferida -
Spiriferida indet. Waagen 1883
rostrospiroid
 Spiriferida - Cyrtiidae
 Spiriferida - Delthyrididae
Howellella "crispa" Hisinger 1827
 Pentamerida - Parastrophinidae
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
Atrypa "reticularis" Linnaeus 1758
 Atrypida - Atrypinidae
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchotrematidae
 Rhynchonellida - Hebetoechiidae
 Rhynchonellida - Eatoniidae
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
 Orthida - Dicoelosiidae
Dicoelosia sp. King 1850
 Orthida - Dalmanellidae
Isorthis sp. Kozlowski 1929
Resserella elegantula Dalman 1828
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
Pterinea spp. Goldfuss 1832 oyster
 Pterioida -
Newsomella revolutadivaricata clam
listed as Newsomella revoluta-divaricata (Foerste)
Gastropoda
 Euomphalina - Platyceratidae
"Naticonema niagarense" = Platyostoma niagarensis Hall 1852 snail
 Murchisoniina - Loxonematidae
Loxonema sp. Phillips 1841 snail
Cephalopoda
 Orthocerida - Dawsonoceratidae
Dawsonoceras sp. Hyatt 1884
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Cyclocystoidea
  - Cyclocystoididae
Sievertsia sp. Smith and Paul 1982
Coronoidea
 Coronata - Stephanocrinidae
Blastoidea
 Fissiculata - Phaenoschismatidae
 Rhombifera - Caryocrinitidae
Crinoidea
 Calceocrinida - Calceocrinidae
Eohalysiocrinus sp. Prokop 1970 Sea lily
 Sagenocrinida - Lecanocrinidae
 Sagenocrinida -
 Cladida - Botryocrinidae
 Monobathrida -
 Monobathrida - Eucalyptocrinitidae
 Monobathrida - Patelliocrinidae
 Diplobathrida -
 Diplobathrida - Dimerocrinitidae
Anthozoa
 Tabulata -
Tabulata indet. tabulate coral
 Favositida - Favositidae
Favosites forbesi tabulate coral
Favosites spinigerus tabulate coral
 Rugosa -
Rugosa indet. horn coral