Holothurian sclerites - Compton limestone, Cedar Co., MO (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Cedar County, Missouri (37.7° N, 93.8° W: paleocoordinates 24.7° S, 40.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution


• No description of the lithology is given.

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: original calcite

Collection methods: chemical,

• 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 41448: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by James Bonelli on 14.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

  - Rotasacciidae
Microantyx botoni Gutschick 1959
 Dendrochirotida - Calclamnidae
Eocaudina subhexagona Gutschick et al. 1967 sea cucumber
 Apodida - Achistridae
Achistrum coloculum Gutschick et al. 1967 sea cucumber
"Achistrum bartensteini" = Achistrum monochordata Hodson et al. 1956 sea cucumber
Achistrum gamma Hodson et al. 1956 sea cucumber
 Apodida - Myriotrochidae
Rota martini, "Rota campbelli" = Langepis campbelli
Rota martini Langenheim and Epis 1957 sea cucumber
"Rota campbelli" = Langepis campbelli Gutschick 1959 sea cucumber