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Green Pond Outlier (Devonian of the United States)

Also known as Kanouse Mbr. Brachiopods, Green Pond Outlier, SE New York and NE New Jersey

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: Kanouse Sandstone Member (Pine Hill Formation), Helderberg (416.0 - 391.9 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: delta front; gray sandstone and gray, blue conglomerate

• 2003:05:03 SEP environmental call based on given description and on description in Martinsch and Finks (1982). JP 56:1050. The given classification for siliciclastic marine environments may not fit this particularly well.
• "The lower part...is a sequence of interbedded conglomerate and sandstone. The Sst is gray, tightly cemented, and composed almost entirely of quartz...no laminations...The conglomerate, gray to bluish gray...is composed of...rounded very fine to fine quartz pebbles tightly cemented by silica...The upper part of the Kanouse is mostly sandstone, lighter gray and mroe readily weathered that the Sst below...[shelly fauna in this upper Sst]."

Size class: macrofossils

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 25898: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 27.09.2002

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