Phalen Butte PB-63 (Permian of the United States)

Where: Elko County, Nevada (40.4° N, 114.8° W: paleocoordinates 15.6° N, 35.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Gerster Formation (Park City Group), Capitanian (265.1 - 259.9 Ma)

• 63 feet above base of measured section

•originally entered as Wordian: changed to Capitanian on 19 September 2006

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: replaced with silica

Collection methods: bulk, chemical,

Primary reference: B. R. Wardlaw. 1977. The biostratigraphy and paleoecology of the Gerster Limestone (Upper Permian) in Nevada and Utah. U.S.G.S. Open File Report 77(470):1-125 [D. Bottjer/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39470: authorized by David Bottjer, entered by Matthew Clapham on 29.05.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Crinoidea
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Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
Strophomenata
 Productida - Productellidae
cf. Echinauris subhorrida Meek 1877
Written "Echinauris" subhorrida
 Orthotetida - Derbyiidae
Derbyia sulca Branson 1930
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
Composita mira Girty 1899
 Spiriferinida - Pennospiriferinidae