Long Island, Kasaan Bay, lower 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: Wadleigh Limestone Formation, Middle Devonian (393.3 - 382.7 Ma)

• The lower of two divisions of limestone (division b) on Long Island, Kasaan Bay. 200 feet thick. E.M. Kirk refers this collection to the Lower Devonian; Buddington and Chapin later revise this to Middle Devonian. PJW: Savage (1988) puts this in the Wadleigh Limestone.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

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 111900: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Sarah Kolbe on 30.06.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cryptostomata - Rhinidictyidae
Stictopora sp. Hall 1847
 Spiriferida - Delthyrididae
 Murchisoniina - Murchisoniidae
Murchisonia "sp. 1" d'Archiac and de Verneuil 1841 snail
Murchisonia "sp. 2" d'Archiac and de Verneuil 1841 snail
 Murchisoniina - Trochonematidae
Trochonema sp. Salter 1859 snail
 Murchisoniina - Loxonematidae
Loxonema sp. Phillips 1841 snail
Holopella sp. M'Coy 1851 snail
 Euomphalina - Planitrochidae
Planitrochus sp. Perner 1903 snail
 Euomphalina - Elasmonematidae
"Planitrochus cf. amicus" = Streptotrochus amicus
"Planitrochus cf. amicus" = Streptotrochus amicus Perner 1903 snail
 Euomphalina - Holopeidae
Holopea sp. Hall 1847 snail
 Cerithimorpha - Orthonemidae
"Murchisonia angulata" = Donaldospira pertusa
"Murchisonia angulata" = Donaldospira pertusa de Koninck 1883 snail
 Orthocerida - Orthoceratidae
 Cardiidia - Sanguinolitidae
Sanguinolites sp. M'Coy 1844 clam
 Cyrtodontida - Antipleuridae
Panenka sp. Barrande 1881 clam
 Palaeocopida - Beyrichiidae
? Beyrichia sp. M'Coy 1846 ostracod
 Leperditicopida - Leperditiidae
Leperditia sp. Rouault 1851 ostracod
 Favositida - Favositidae
Favosites sp. Lamarck 1816 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
Cladopora sp. Hall 1851 tabulate coral
Striatopora sp. Hall 1851 tabulate coral