Feltrim Hill, Waulsortian buildup, intra-reef shales (Carboniferous of Ireland)

Also known as Reef 437

Where: Ireland (53.4° N, 6.2° W: paleocoordinates 13.2° S, 2.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Feltrim Formation, Tournaisian (358.9 - 346.7 Ma)

• Late Courceyan, Lower Caninia Zone

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified shale

• very fossiliferous pyritic shales with rolled fragments of calcite mudstones and lenses of crinoidal calcarenites, 4 feet to 6 inches thick

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: R.G.S. Hudson, M. J. Clarke, and Sevastopulo and G.D. 1966. A detailed account of the fauna and age of a Waulsortain Reef Knoll Limestone and associated shales, Feltrim, Co., Dublin. Scientific Proceedings of the Royal Dublin Society, ser. A 2(16):251-272 [G. Webster/G. Webster]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 76515: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 23.11.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Proetida - Proetidae
Cyrtosymbole sp. Richter 1913 trilobite
Ostracoda
  -
Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
Strophomenata
 Productida - Echinoconchidae
 Productida - Productellidae
 Productida - Productidae
 Productida - Anopliidae
 Productida - Rugosochonetidae
 Orthotetida - Schuchertellidae
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
Leptagonia analoga Phillips 1836
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
 Terebratulida - Dielasmatidae
 Spiriferida - Spiriferidae
 Spiriferida - Brachythyrididae
 Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae
 Spiriferida - Mucrospiriferidae
 Rhynchonellida - Pugnacidae
 Orthida - Schizophoriidae
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
Rhipidomella michelini Hall and Clarke 1892
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Disciniidae
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
Lingula sp., "Lingula mytiloides" = Lingula carbonaria
Lingula sp. BruguiƩre 1797
"Lingula mytiloides" = Lingula carbonaria Shumard and Swallow 1858
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Parallelodontidae
 Myalinida - Myalinidae
 Pectinida - Streblochondriidae
 Pectinida - Aviculopectinidae
Aviculopecten sp. M'Coy 1851 scallop
 Pectinida - Limipectinidae
 Pectinida - Pterinopectinidae
 Pholadomyida - Edmondiidae
Edmondia sp. de Koninck 1841 clam
Gastropoda
 Euomphalina - Euomphalidae
 Euomphalina - Platyceratidae
Platyceras vetusta Sowerby 1829 snail
 Prosobranchia - Pseudozygopleuridae
"Loxonema abbreviatum" = Eoptychia abbreviata
"Loxonema abbreviatum" = Eoptychia abbreviata de Koninck 1881 snail
 Murchisoniina - Gosseletinidae
Mourlonia carinata Sowerby 1813 snail
Cephalopoda
  -
Cephalopoda indet. Cuvier 1797
 Nautilida - Trigonoceratidae
Stenolaemata
 Fenestrida - Acanthocladiidae
 Fenestrata -
 Cystoporida - Fistuliporidae
Fistulipora sp. McCoy 1850
 Rhabdomesida - Rhomboporidae
Rhombopora sp. Meek 1872
Actinopteri
 Palaeonisciformes - Acrolepidae
? Acrolepis sp. Agassiz 1843
Blastoidea
 Fissiculata -
Echinoidea
  - Archaeocidaridae
Archaeocidaridae indet. M'Coy 1844 sea urchin
Crinoidea
 Monobathrida -
Anthozoa
 Auloporida - Pyrgiidae
Cladochonus crassus McCoy 1847 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Palaeacidae
Palaeacis sp. Haime 1857 tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Antiphyllidae
Rotiphyllum sp. Hudson 1942 horn coral
 Stauriida - Hapsiphyllidae
Zaphrentites parallela, "Heptaphyllum gracile" = Meniscophyllum
"Heptaphyllum gracile" = Meniscophyllum horn coral
 Stauriida - Cyathaxoniidae
Cyathaxonia cornu Michelin 1846 horn coral
 Stauriida - Laccophyllidae
"Amplexicarinia cravensis" = Amplexocarinia
"Amplexicarinia cravensis" = Amplexocarinia horn coral
 Stauriida - Amplexidae
Amplexus sp. Sowerby 1814 horn coral
Amplexus coralloides Sowerby 1814 horn coral
 Stauriida - Aulophyllidae
Rylstonia smythi horn coral
 Stauriida - Cyathopsidae
Caninia cornucopiae Michelin 1840 horn coral
 Heterocorallia - Heterophylliidae
Heterophyllia cf. ornata McCoy 1849 horn coral