Spruce Mountain SM-47 (Permian of the United States)

Where: Elko County, Nevada (40.5° N, 114.8° W: paleocoordinates 15.7° N, 35.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

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

• 47 feet above base of Gerster Fm.

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

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shelly/skeletal, cherty/siliceous packstone

• cherty, crinoid, skeletal packstone

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 39499: authorized by David Bottjer, entered by Matthew Clapham on 30.05.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bryozoa
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Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
"Ramose bryozoa"
Crinoidea
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Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
Strophomenata
 Productida - Echinoconchidae
 Productida - Linoproductidae
Kuvelousia leptosa Waterhouse 1968
 Orthotetida - Derbyiidae
Derbyia sulca Branson 1930
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
Composita mira Girty 1899