USGS M139, Fossil Hill (Triassic of the United States)

Where: Pershing County, Nevada (40.3° N, 118.1° W: paleocoordinates 11.2° N, 42.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Fossil Hill Member (Prida Formation), Illyrian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• Paraceratites clarkei beds

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: basinal (); lithified, lenticular, gray limestone and lithified, calcareous siliciclastic

• (p. 3) the Fossil Hill Member, which is dark-gray, commonly fossiliferous, lenticular limestone interbedded with calcareous mudstone, siltstone, and shale.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by N.J. Silberling in 1956-1965; reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: N. J. Silberling and K. M. Nichols. 1982. Middle Triassic Molluscan Fossils of Biostratigraphic Significance from the Humboldt Range, Northwestern Nevada. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1207 [A. McGowan/A. McGowan/A. McGowan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38922: authorized by Alistair McGowan, entered by Alistair McGowan on 17.05.2004, edited by Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Halobiidae
Daonella americana Smith 1914 oyster
Cephalopoda
 Orthocerida - Orthoceratidae
 Ceratitida - Sturiidae
Discoptychites sp. Diener 1916 ceratite
 Ceratitida - Sageceratidae
Sageceras walteri Mojsisovics 1882 ceratite
 Ceratitida - Beyrichitidae
Gymnotoceras rotelliformis Meek 1877 ceratite
 Ceratitida - Longobarditidae
Longobardites parvus Smith 1914 ceratite