Meristella Community of the Hidden Valley Dolomite, Marble Canyon, California (Devonian of the United States)

Where: California (36.0° N, 117.0° W: paleocoordinates 26.1° S, 61.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Hidden Valley Dolomite Formation, Helderberg (416.0 - 391.9 Ma)

• upper Hidden Valley Dolomite. This unit spans Late Silurian through Early Devonian, according to USGS online lexicon of stratigraphic names. Boucot states that this collection is of post-Lochkovian age.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: dolomite

• BA 3

Reposited in the USNM

• Abundances stated in text.

Primary reference: A. J. Boucot. 1999. Some Wenlockian-Geddinian, chiefly brachiopod dominated communities of North America. In A. J. Boucot, J. D. Lawson (eds.), Paleocommunities--a case study from the Silurian and Lower Devonian 549-591 [M. Foote/M. Foote/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 24870: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 21.08.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Strophomenata
 Orthotetida - Schuchertellidae
Schuchertella sp. Girty 1904
genus name in quotes
 Strophomenida - Leptostrophiidae
? Leptostrophia sp. Hall and Clarke 1892
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Rhynchospirinidae
 Athyridida - Meristellidae
 Spiriferida - Cyrtinopsidae
 Spiriferida - Hysterolitidae
"Acrospirifer kobehana" = Patriaspirifer kobehana, Dyticospirifer sp.
"Acrospirifer kobehana" = Patriaspirifer kobehana Merriam 1940
Dyticospirifer sp. Johnson 1966
 Rhynchonellida - Leptocoeliidae
Pacificocoelia sp. Boucot 1975
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
Dalejina sp. Havlicek 1953
Discomyorthis sp. Johnson 1970
Gastropoda
 Euomphalina - Platyceratidae
Platyceratidae indet. Hall 1859 snail