Pilton Shales Site V (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)

• Pilton B

• 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 38448: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 21.04.2004, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Trilobita
 Proetida - Proetidae
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Parallelodontidae
Parallelodon sp. Meek and Worthen 1866 clam
 Pectinida - Pterinopectinidae
 Lucinida - Mactromyidae
Paracyclas sp. Hall 1843 clam
 Protobranchia - Malletiidae
Palaeoneilo sp. Hall and Whitfield 1869 clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Polidevcia cf. sharmani Etheridge 1878 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Euomphalina - Euomphalidae
Euomphalidae sp. de Koninck 1881 snail
 Euomphalina - Platyceratidae
? Platyceras sp. Conrad 1840 snail
 Neritoidea - Naticopsidae
"cf. Naticopsis (cf. Naticopsis) cf. halli" = Naticopsis hallii
"cf. Naticopsis (cf. Naticopsis) cf. halli" = Naticopsis hallii Whidborne 1892 snail
 Murchisoniina -
Murchisonioidea indet. Koken 1896 snail
Cephalopoda
 Goniatitida - Prionoceratidae
Imitoceras sp. Schindewolf 1923 ammonite
Stenolaemata
 Fenestrida - Fenestellidae
Crinoidea
  -
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
Strophomenata
 Productida -
"Productacea indet." = Productoidea
"Productacea indet." = Productoidea Gray 1840
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
Leptagonia analoga Phillips 1836
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida - Elythidae
Elythidae indet. Fredericks 1924
 Spiriferida - Reticulariidae
Anthozoa
  -
Anthozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1834