Silica Formation at Waterworks Park (Devonian of the United States)

Where: Michigan (42.3° N, 83.0° W: paleocoordinates 36.0° S, 30.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Silica Formation, Givetian (387.7 - 382.7 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone and shale

• Overall sequence: Bioclastic limestone; argillaceous limestone; shale.

Primary reference: R. V. Kesling and R. B. Chilman. 1975. Strata and megafossils of the Middle Devonian Silica Formation. University of Michigan Papers on Paleontology 8:1-408 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 38476: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 21.04.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Gymnolaemata
 Ctenostomata - Ascodictyidae
Stenolaemata
 Fenestrida - Acanthocladiidae
 Cyclostomata - Hederellidae
 Cystoporida - Sulcoreteporidae
 Cystoporida - Fistuliporidae
 Cryptostomata -
 Cryptostomata - Arthrostylidae
 Cryptostomata - Hyphasmoporidae
 Trepostomata - Atactotoechidae
 Trepostomata -
 Rhabdomesida - Nikiforovellidae
 Cystoporata -
Lophophorata
 Tentaculitida - Tentaculitidae
Strophomenata
 Productida - Chonetidae
 Orthotetida - Schuchertellidae
Schuchertella sp. Girty 1904
 Orthotetida - Areostrophiidae
 Strophomenida - Leptostrophiidae
 Strophomenida - Strophodontidae
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
 Spiriferinida - Cyrtinidae
 Spiriferida - Spinocyrtiidae
"Brachyspirifer audaculus" = Mediospirifer audaculus
"Brachyspirifer audaculus" = Mediospirifer audaculus Conrad 1842
 Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae
 Spiriferida - Mucrospiriferidae
 Spiriferida - Hysterolitidae
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
 Rhynchonellida - Machaerariidae
 Rhynchonellida - Leiorhynchidae
  - Tropidoleptidae
 Orthida - Draboviidae
 Orthida - Schizophoriidae
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
Anthozoa
 Auloporida - Aulocystidae
Aulocystis jacksoni tabulate coral
Aulocystis lucasensis tabulate coral
 Auloporida - Auloporidae
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
"Trachypora minuitissima" = Thamnoptychia
"Trachypora minuitissima" = Thamnoptychia tabulate coral