Pilton Shales Site P (Devonian to of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.1° N, 4.1° W: paleocoordinates 17.7° S, 1.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pilton Shales Formation, Famennian to Famennian (372.2 - 346.7 Ma)

• Probably Pilton A.

• 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 38442: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 21.04.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Ostreida - Pterineidae
 Euomphalina - Euomphalidae
Straparollus (Philoxene) vermis Whidborne 1896 snail
 Neritoidea - Naticopsidae
"cf. Naticopsis (cf. Naticopsis) cf. halli" = Naticopsis hallii
"cf. Naticopsis (cf. Naticopsis) cf. halli" = Naticopsis hallii Whidborne 1892 snail
 Fenestrida - Fenestellidae
 Fenestrida - Acanthocladiidae
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
 Productida - Chonetidae
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
 Rhynchonellida -
"Rhynchonellacea indet." = Rhynchonelloidea
"Rhynchonellacea indet." = Rhynchonelloidea d'Orbigny 1847
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae