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New Scotland Fm. Brachiopods, Green Pond Outlier, SE New York and NE New Jersey (Devonian of the United States)

Where: New York (42.3° N, 74.2° W: paleocoordinates 41.1° S, 24.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: New Scotland Formation, Helderberg (416.0 - 391.9 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal ramp; lithified, black, gray, calcareous mudstone and lithified lime mudstone

• Grades into Kalkberg Limestone below.

•2003:05:03 SEP environmental call based on given description and also Laporte (1969). In, Depositional environments in carbonate rocks--A symposium. Special Publication - Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists. Pages 98-119. Note that this may be better classified as a lime mudstone

• "light-gray-weathering dark-gray to black strongly calcareous shale. No laminations are evident...; stratification displayed only be presence of richly fossiliferous lenses and layers a few cm thick. The unit becomes fine grained and less calcareous upward."

•2003:05:03 changed lithology from "shale" to mudstone. This unit is really a dirty lime mudstone and may be better classified as a lime mustone. I have therefore added this a second lithology.

Primary reference: A. J. Boucot, K. L. Gauri, and J. Southard. 1970. Silurian and Lower Devonian brachiopods, structure and stratigraphy of the Green Pond Outlier in southeastern New York. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 135(1-2):1-59 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 25896: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 27.09.2002

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