Pilton Shales Site D (Devonian of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.1° N, 4.1° W: paleocoordinates 19.1° S, 1.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pilton Shales Formation, Late/Upper Famennian (364.7 - 360.7 Ma)

• Thought to be uppermost Devonian (Wocklumeria). Pilton A, probably A1.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shale and limestone

• "Shallow seas..."
• "The shales, siltstones, thin sandstones and fossiliferous limestone lenses include thicker sandstones which commonly stand out as topographical features."

Primary reference: E. A. Edmonds, A. Whittaker, and B. J. Williams. 1985. Geology of the country around Ilfracombe and Barnstaple (Memoirs of the British Geological Survey for 1:50000 sheets 277 and 293, new series) 1-97 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38430: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 21.04.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Phacopida - Phacopidae
Phacops (Omegops) accipitrinus Phillips 1841 trilobite
Ostracoda
  -
Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pterinopectinidae
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
? Pterineidae indet. Miller 1877 oyster
 Trigoniida - Eoschizodidae
? Eoschizodus sp. Cox 1951 clam
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Stenolaemata
 Fenestrida - Fenestellidae
 Fenestrida - Acanthocladiidae
Crinoidea
  -
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
Strophomenata
 Productida - Araksalosiidae
 Productida - Chonetidae
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida -
"? Spiriferacea indet." = Spiriferoidea
"? Spiriferacea indet." = Spiriferoidea King 1846
 Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae
 Spiriferida - Elythidae
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Disciniidae
? Orbiculoidea sp. d'Orbigny 1847