Murray Island Formation composite fauna, Hudson Platform, Ontario (Devonian of Canada)

Where: Ontario, Canada (51.0° N, 81.5° W: paleocoordinates 30.3° S, 25.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Murray Island Formation, Eifelian (393.3 - 387.7 Ma)

• Late Eifelian based on conodonts.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; brown grainstone and argillaceous limestone

• open marine conditions
• ref. 10860: "at the type section...consists, in ascending order, of banded light and medium brown bituminous, extremely calcareous dolomite, 2.2 feet thick, containing abundant pebbles of the underlying Moose River Formation; overlain by light to medium brown, fine to very coarse grained calcarenites, thin to medium rubbly bedded, sparsely fossiliferous argillaceous limestone..."

Primary reference: P. G. Telford. 1988. Devonian stratigraphy of the Moose River Basin, James Bay Lowland, Ontario, Canada. In N. J. McMillan, A. F. Embry, D. J. Glass (eds.), Devonian of the World, Volume I 123-132 [M. Foote/M. Foote/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40040: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 16.06.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Cephalopoda indet. Cuvier 1797
 Conodontophorida -
 Conodontophorida - Icriodontidae
 Conodontophorida - Prioniodidae
Synprioniodina sp. Ulrich and Bassler 1926 conodont
 Panderodontida - Panderodontidae
Panderodus sp. Ethington 1959 conodont
 Ozarkodinida -
Ozarkodina sp. Branson and Mehl 1933 conodont
 Ozarkodinida - Polygnathidae
 Prioniodontida -
  - Strachanognathidae
 Lophophorata -
Tentaculitida indet. Ljaschenko 1955
 Productida - Chonetidae
 Terebratulida - Centronellidae
 Spiriferinida - Cyrtinidae
 Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae
Ambocoelia umbonata Conrad 1842
 Spiriferida - Acrospiriferidae
Acrospirifer sp. Wedekind 1926
"Costispirifer" sp. Copper 1942
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
Anthozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1834
 Stromatoporoidea -
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866