Holothurian sclerites - Chouteau limestone, MO (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Missouri (38.9° N, 92.5° W: paleocoordinates 24.3° S, 38.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Chouteau limestone Formation (Chouteau Group), Kinderhookian (360.7 - 353.8 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fine-grained, dolomitic, gray limestone

• 'The Chouteau is a light to dark gray dense fine grained limestone which commonly consists of thin irregular beds. Massive layers are common and are composed of dolomitic limestone. Shale partings are irregular and discontinous throughout the formation but appear more commonly in the lower 15 feet'.

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: original calcite

Collection methods: chemical, sieve,

• All studied specimens are in the paleontologic collections of the University of Notre Dame (UND), Notre Dame, Indiana and University of Missouri (UMo), Columbia.

Primary reference: R. C. Gutschick, W. F. Canis, and K. G. Brill, Jr. 1967. Kinderhook (Mississippian) holothurian sclerites from Montana and Missouri. Journal of Paleontology 41(6):1461-1480 [M. Patzkowsky/J. Bonelli/J. Bonelli]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41445: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by James Bonelli on 14.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• The author does not present taxa lists for each locality; rather a single list is presented for the entire formation.
Holothuroidea
  - Priscopedatidae
"Priscopedatus spicaudina" = Clavallus spicaudina
"Priscopedatus spicaudina" = Clavallus spicaudina Gutschick et al. 1967 sea cucumber
 Dendrochirotida - Calclamnidae
Eocaudina subhexagona Gutschick et al. 1967 sea cucumber
Eocaudina mccormacki Frizzell and Exline 1955 sea cucumber
"Eocaudina spicata" = Thuroholia spicatus Gutschick 1959 sea cucumber
Thuroholia croneisi Gutschick 1954 sea cucumber
 Apodida - Achistridae
Achistrum coloculum, "Achistrum monochordata" = Achistrum monochordata, "Achistrum bartensteini" = Achistrum monochordata, Achistrum gamma
Achistrum coloculum Gutschick et al. 1967 sea cucumber
"Achistrum monochordata" = Achistrum monochordata Hodson et al. 1956 sea cucumber
"Achistrum bartensteini" = Achistrum monochordata Hodson et al. 1956 sea cucumber
Achistrum gamma Hodson et al. 1956 sea cucumber
 Apodida - Myriotrochidae
Rota martini Langenheim and Epis 1957 sea cucumber
"Rota campbelli" = Langepis campbelli Gutschick 1959 sea cucumber
Rotoides tretomesota Gutschick et al. 1967 sea cucumber
Rotoides imperforata Gutschick et al. 1967 sea cucumber
Ophiocistioidea
  - Rotasacciidae
Microantyx botoni Gutschick 1959