Blackburn, along branch of Pennsylvania Railroad bn. North Trafford & Murrysvill (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (40.4° N, 79.8° W: paleocoordinates 7.1° S, 16.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Brush Creek Shale Member (Glenshaw Formation), Missourian (305.9 - 303.4 Ma)

• JA: originally entered as Pennsylvanian, but the Brush Creek Shale is generally recognized as Missourian

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified shale and limestone

• Both limestone and shale, the limestone usually thin and impure, the shale fine-grained and black. Fossils are usually abundant an, in the shale, well-preserved.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the CM

Primary reference: P. E. Raymond. 1911. A preliminary list of the fauna of the Allegheny and Conemaugh series in western Pennsylvania. Report Pennsylvannia Topographical and Geological Survey Committee 7:83-98 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184105: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 01.02.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Proetida - Proetidae
"Griffithides scitulus" = Ditomopyge scitulus
"Griffithides scitulus" = Ditomopyge scitulus Meek and Worthen 1865 trilobite
Strophomenata
 Productida - Echinoconchidae
"Productus pertenuis" = Pustula pertenuis, "Productus punctatus" = Echinoconchus punctatus, "Productus nebraskensis" = Parajuresania nebrascensis
"Productus pertenuis" = Pustula pertenuis Meek 1872
"Productus punctatus" = Echinoconchus punctatus Martin 1809
"Productus nebraskensis" = Parajuresania nebrascensis Owen 1852
 Productida - Linoproductidae
"Productus cora" = Linoproductus cora
"Productus cora" = Linoproductus cora d'Orbigny 1842
 Productida - Rugosochonetidae
"Chonetes granulifer" = Neochonetes granulifer, "Chonetes verneuilanus" = Chonetinella verneuilana
"Chonetes granulifer" = Neochonetes granulifer Owen 1852
"Chonetes verneuilanus" = Chonetinella verneuilana Norwood and Pratten 1855
 Orthotetida - Derbyiidae
"Derbya crassa" = Derbyia crassa
"Derbya crassa" = Derbyia crassa Meek and Hayden 1858
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
 Spiriferida - Trigonotretidae
"Spirifer cameratus" = Neospirifer cameratus
"Spirifer cameratus" = Neospirifer cameratus Morton 1836
 Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae
"Ambocoelia planoconvexa" = Crurithyris planoconvexa
"Ambocoelia planoconvexa" = Crurithyris planoconvexa Shumard 1855
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Parallelodontidae
"Macrodon obsoletus" = Parallelodon obsoletus
"Macrodon obsoletus" = Parallelodon obsoletus Meek 1871 clam
 Pectinida - Aviculopectinidae
"Deltopecten occidentalis" = Aviculopecten occidentalis
"Deltopecten occidentalis" = Aviculopecten occidentalis Shumard 1855 scallop
 Pectinida - Limipectinidae
Acanthopecten carboniferous Stevens 1858 scallop
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astartella vera Hall 1858 clam
 Cardiidia - Sanguinolitidae
"Allorisma subcuneatum" = Wilkingia terminale
"Allorisma subcuneatum" = Wilkingia terminale Hall 1852 clam
 Trigoniida - Schizodidae
Schizodus cuneatus Meek 1875 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Nucula ventricosa" = Nuculopsis girtyi
"Nucula ventricosa" = Nuculopsis girtyi Schenck 1934 nut clam
 Protobranchia -
"Yoldia carbonaria" = Palaeoneilo oweni
"Yoldia carbonaria" = Palaeoneilo oweni McChesney 1859 clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
"Nuculana bellistriata" = Polidevcia bellistriata
"Nuculana bellistriata" = Polidevcia bellistriata Stevens 1858 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Cyrtoneritimorpha - Orthonychiidae
"Platyceras parvum" = Orthonychia parva
"Platyceras parvum" = Orthonychia parva Shumard and Swallow 1858 snail
 Bellerophontida - Bellerophontidae
"Bellerophon percarinatus" = Pharkidonotus percarinatus, "Bucanopsis marcouana" = Retispira marcouianus, "Patellostium montfortanum" = Cymatospira montfortianus
"Bellerophon percarinatus" = Pharkidonotus percarinatus Conrad 1842 snail
"Bucanopsis marcouana" = Retispira marcouianus Geinitz 1866 snail
"Patellostium montfortanum" = Cymatospira montfortianus Norwood and Pratten 1855 snail
 Bellerophontida - Euphemitidae
"Euphemus carbonarius" = Euphemites carbonarius
"Euphemus carbonarius" = Euphemites carbonarius Cox 1857 snail
 Murchisoniina - Gosseletinidae
"Phanerotrema grayvillensis" = Glabrocingulum grayvillense, Trepospira illinoisensis
"Phanerotrema grayvillensis" = Glabrocingulum grayvillense Norwood and Pratten 1855 snail
Trepospira illinoisensis Worthen 1884 snail
 Murchisoniina - Lophospiridae
Worthenia tabulata Conrad 1835 snail
 Murchisoniina - Soleniscidae
"Sphaerodoma primogenia" = Strobeus primogenius, "Bulimorpha nitidula" = Soleniscus typicus, "Soleniscus ventricosus" = Strobeus paludinaeformis
"Sphaerodoma primogenia" = Strobeus primogenius Conrad 1835 snail
"Bulimorpha nitidula" = Soleniscus typicus Meek and Worthen 1860 snail
"Soleniscus ventricosus" = Strobeus paludinaeformis Hall 1858 snail
 Pleurotomarioidea - Portlockiellidae
"Pleurotomaria carbonaria" = Shansiella carbonaria
"Pleurotomaria carbonaria" = Shansiella carbonaria Norwood and Pratten 1855 snail
Cephalopoda
 Nautilida - Koninckioceratidae
Temnocheilus crassus Hyatt 1891 nautiloid
 Nautilida - Solenochilidae
"Solenocheilus collectus" = Solenochilus collectum
"Solenocheilus collectus" = Solenochilus collectum Meek and Worthen 1870 nautiloid
 Nautilida - Tainoceratidae
Metacoceras cornutum Girty 1911 nautiloid
 Orthoceratoidea - Protocycloceratidae
"Orthoceras rushense" = Protocycloceras rushense
"Orthoceras rushense" = Protocycloceras rushense McChesney 1859
 Orthoceratoidea - Brachycycloceratidae
"Cyrtoceras curtum" = Brachycycloceras curtum
"Cyrtoceras curtum" = Brachycycloceras curtum Meek and Worthen 1860
Chondrichthyes
 Cochliodontiformes - Cochliodontidae
Deltodus angularis Newberry and Worthen 1866 chimaera
 Petalodontiformes - Petalodontidae
Petalodus ohioensis Safford 1853 chimaera
Crinoidea
 Millericrinida - Millericrinidae
Anthozoa
 Stauriida - Lophophyllidiidae
"Lophophyllum profundum" = Lophophyllidium profundum
"Lophophyllum profundum" = Lophophyllidium profundum Milne-Edward and Haime 1851 horn coral