Pilton Shales Site U (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.1° N, 4.1° W: paleocoordinates 15.2° S, 1.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pilton Shales Formation, Tournaisian (358.9 - 346.7 Ma)

• "Lower Carboniferous"

• 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 38447: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 21.04.2004

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Trilobita
  -
Trilobita indet. Walch 1771 trilobite
Stenolaemata
 Fenestrida - Fenestellidae
? Fenestella sp. Lonsdale 1839
Crinoidea
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Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
Strophomenata
 Productida -
"Productacea indet." = Productoidea
"Productacea indet." = Productoidea Gray 1840
 Productida - Rugosochonetidae
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferinida - Punctospiriferidae
Punctospirifer sp. North 1920
 Spiriferinida - Syringothyrididae
 Rhynchonellida -
"Rhynchonellacea indet." = Rhynchonelloidea
"Rhynchonellacea indet." = Rhynchonelloidea d'Orbigny 1847
 Orthida - Schizophoriidae
Schizophoria sp. King 1850
 Orthida - Dalmanellidae
Dalmanellidae indet. Schuchert 1913
Anthozoa
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Anthozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1834