Spruce Mountain SM-380 (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)

• 380 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, silty, cherty/siliceous packstone

• silty, skeletal packstone (chertified)

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 39511: authorized by David Bottjer, entered by Matthew Clapham on 30.05.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Productida - Productellidae
"Liosotella delicatula" = Anemonaria delicatula
"Liosotella delicatula" = Anemonaria delicatula Dunbar 1955
 Spiriferida - Spiriferellidae
Timaniella cf. pseudocamerata Girty 1920
Written Timaniella "pseudocamerata"