Wills Creek community at Bass West Virginia (Silurian to of the United States)

Where: Hardy County County, West Virginia (38.9° N, 79.0° W: paleocoordinates 33.1° S, 43.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Wills Creek Formation, Gorstian to Gorstian (427.4 - 419.2 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: paralic; lithified shale

• Occurs in shales and thin waterlime layers in the upper part of the Silurian Cayugan Wills Creek formation on the east side of Elkhorn Mountain, one-third mile northwest, along a narrow road, of the church at Bass, Hardy County, West Virginia. Associated with Eurypterus sp., Pterygotus sp., Lingula, and marine ostracods. The eurypterids at this locality are fragmentary, and probably were derived from a fresh water source. Ripple marks and mud cracks are common in the rock.

Primary reference: J. L. Tilton, W. F. Prouty, R. C. Tucker and P. H. Price. 1927. Hampshire and Hardy Counties. West Virginia Geological Survey County Reports 1927 1-624 [P. Wagner/K. Koverman/K. Koverman]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39812: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Kimberly Koverman on 07.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Eurypterus sp., Pterygotus sp., Lingula and marine ostracods are also reported.

•See Tilton et al. (1927) for additional taxa from this locality.

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