Elliscales Quarry, Furness, England (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Reef 1312

Where: United Kingdom (54.2° N, 3.2° W: paleocoordinates 8.1° S, 0.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Red Hill Oolite Formation, Arundian (345.0 - 342.8 Ma)

• Lower Arundian - Top of Red Hill Oolit

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified, peloidal packstone and lithified, peloidal packstone

• Massive reefal mudstones 5 x 15 x 25 m. Surrounded by peloidal packstones with occasional grainstones

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: A. E. Adams. 1984. Development of algal-foraminiferal-coral reefs in the Lower Carboniferous of Furness, northwest England. Lethaia 17:233-249 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34568: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 10.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Renalcis
  -
Renalcis sp. Vologdin
Aphralysia
  - Aphralysiaceae
Aphralysia sp. Garwood 1914
Girvanella
  -
Girvanella sp. Nicholson and Etheridge 1878
unclassified
  -
Fusulinina
 Endothyroidea - Endothyridae
 Tetrataxoidea - Tetrataxidae
Tetrataxidae indet. Galloway 1933
Ostracoda
  -
Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
Polychaeta
  -
Polychaeta indet. Grube 1850
tubular
Bivalvia
  -
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Stenolaemata
 Fenestrida - Fenestellidae
 Cystoporida - Fistuliporidae
unclassified
  -
Strophomenata
 Orthotetida - Derbyiidae
Derbyia sp. Waagen 1884
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
Cleiothyridina sp. Buckman 1906
 Rhynchonellida - Stenoscismatidae
Stenoscisma sp. Conrad 1839
 Orthida - Schizophoriidae
Schizophoria sp. King 1850
Anthozoa
 Auloporida - Syringoporidae
Syringopora sp. Goldfuss 1826 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Micheliniidae
Michelinia sp. de Koninck 1841 tabulate coral
End major reef builders
 Stauriida - Palaeosmiliidae
Palaeosmilia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 horn coral
 Stauriida - Aulophyllidae
Clisiophyllum sp. Dana 1846 horn coral
 Stauriida - Cyathopsidae
Caninia sp. Michelin 1840 horn coral
unclassified
  -
Porifera indet. Grant 1836
Dasycladophyceae
 Dasycladales -
Koninckopora sp. Koninck 1842
Rhodophyceae
  - Solenoporaceae