Mississippian, upper Chesterian Fossils, Ely Basin, Nevada (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Nevada (39.4° N, 115.5° W: paleocoordinates 1.8° N, 45.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Chesterian (335.5 - 323.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: limestone and shale

• The interval is represented by most of the Chainman shale; by its more calcareous equivalent toward the east in Utah, the Manning Canyon Fm.; by sandy and conglomeratic sediments of the Scotty Wash and Diamond Peak Fms.; and by a variety of red and green shales, thin quartzose sandstones, and brown bioclastic limestones which have been called the Illipah Fm. and are the same as part of unit Bsb of the Bird Spring Fm.

Collection methods: mechanical, peel or thin section,

Primary reference: A. H. Coogan. 1964. Early Pennsylvanian History of Ely Basin, Nevada. The Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists 48(4):487-495 [T. Olszewski/M. Gibson]more details

PaleoDB collection 12781: authorized by Tom Olszewski, entered by Melissa Gibson on 16.12.2001

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Taxonomic list

Cephalopoda
 Goniatitida - Dimorphoceratidae
Dimorphoceras sp. Hyatt 1883 ammonite
 Goniatitida - Girtyoceratidae
Eumorphoceras bisulcatum Girty 1909 ammonite
 Goniatitida - Glaphyritidae
"Cravenoceras merriami" = Stenoglaphyrites merriami, "Cravenoceras hesperium" = Eosyngastrioceras hesperium
"Cravenoceras merriami" = Stenoglaphyrites merriami Youngquist 1949 ammonite
"Cravenoceras hesperium" = Eosyngastrioceras hesperium Miller and Furnish 1940 ammonite
 Goniatitida - Cravenoceratidae
 Actinocerida - Carbactinoceratidae
Rayonnoceras sp. Croneis 1926