USGS Loc. 13620, Unit D, Hughes Creek Shale member, Foraker LS formation (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Nemaha County, Kansas (39.9° N, 95.9° W: paleocoordinates 1.1° S, 27.3° W)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Hughes Creek Shale Member (Foraker Limestone Formation), Noginian (301.2 - 300.2 Ma)

• The authors placed the Hughes Creek Shale in the Permian, but more recent data indicates that it is late Carboniferous. The Noginskian Stage is recognized as equivalent to the Virgilian Stage. Strat section given in Mudge and Skoog, 1959, bed 1, p. 235;

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shale

Reposited in the USGS

Primary reference: M. R. Mudge, E. L. Yochelson, R. C. Douglas, H. Duncan, H. L. Strimple, M. Gordon, Jr., and D. H. Dunkle. 1962. Stratigraphy and Paleontology of the Uppermost Pennsylvanian and Lowermost Permian Rocks in Kansas. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 323:1-213 [A. Miller/C. Ferguson/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 11958: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Chad Ferguson on 21.09.2001

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Strophomenata
 Productida - Paucispiniferidae
"Marginifera wabashensis" = Hystriculina wabashensis
"Marginifera wabashensis" = Hystriculina wabashensis Norwood and Pratten 1855
 Productida - Rugosochonetidae
Lissochonetes geronticus Dunbar and Condra 1932
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Neoretziidae
Hustedia sp. Hall and Clarke 1893
 Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae
Crurithyris expansa Dunbar and Condra 1932
 Rhynchonellida - Wellerellidae
Wellerella osagensis Shumard and Swallow 1858
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Disciniidae
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
Lingula sp. BruguiƩre 1797
Chondrichthyes
 Ctenacanthiformes - Ctenacanthidae
? Cladodus sp. Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
Crinoidea
  -
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily