Outcrop 6: fauna from upper Myslejovice FM claystones in the Mala Hana valley (Carboniferous of Czech Republic)

Where: Czech Republic (49.3° N, 17.0° E: paleocoordinates 8.4° S, 18.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Culm facies Member (Myslejovice Formation), Chadian (345.3 - 345.0 Ma)

• AGE: Placed in Chadian to avoid stratigraphic orphaning.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; claystone and siltstone

• "strongly fractured sequence of silstones and claystones contains a rich fauna. Fossiliferous layers mostly belong to the shale facies of a flysch character and pronounced rhythms of cm-order. The rhythms mostly show positive gradation: the base is usually represented by a fairly coarse greywacke component; the higher part consists of siltstones to pelites. Abundant organic remains are usually concentrated in thin dark organic rich laminae in the upper part of the sequence."

Primary reference: V. Lang and I. Chlupac. 1975. New finds of trilobites in the Culm of the Drahanska vrchovina Upland (Moravia, Czechoslovakia). Vestnik Ustredniho ustavu gelogickeho 50(6):377-344 [A. Miller/J. Sessa/J. Sessa]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38090: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Jocelyn Sessa on 11.04.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Author gives specimen counts for one trilobite species, all other taxa are listed without specimen counts.
Trilobita
 Proetida - Proetidae
Bivalvia
 Myalinida - Myalinidae
 Ostreida - Posidoniidae
Posidonia becheri Bronn 1828 oyster
 Pholadomyida - Edmondiidae
Edmondia sulcata Phillips 1836 clam
 Protobranchia - Malletiidae
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Cephalopoda
 Goniatitida - Goniatitidae
 Nautiloidea -
Nautiloidea indet. Agassiz 1847 nautiloid
Polyplacophora
 Neoloricata - Leptochitonidae
unclassified
  -
Vertebrata indet. Lamarck 1801
fishes
Strophomenata
 Productida - Rugosochonetidae
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae
Crurithyris urei Fleming 1828
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Disciniidae
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
"Lingula mytiloides" = Lingula carbonaria
"Lingula mytiloides" = Lingula carbonaria Shumard and Swallow 1858
Anthozoa
 Favositida - Micheliniidae