Pilton Shales Site E (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 A1 or A2.

• 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 38431: 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
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
Stenolaemata
 Fenestrida - Fenestellidae
Crinoidea
  -
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
Strophomenata
 Productida - Araksalosiidae
 Productida - Productidae
 Productida -
"Chonetacea indet." = Chonetoidea
"Chonetacea indet." = Chonetoidea Bronn 1862
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida - Cyrtospiriferidae
 Spiriferida - Spiriferidae
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
unclassified
  -
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866