Offshore zone +3, Kensington Quadrangle, east of Old Bethel Church (Ordovician of the United States)

Where: Walker County, Georgia (34.8° N, 85.3° W: paleocoordinates 29.3° S, 66.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Caradoc (460.9 - 449.5 Ma)

• no information given

Environment/lithology: offshore; yellow, argillaceous limestone and gray, calcareous limestone

• alternations of thin, yellow argillaceous laminae and bluish-gray calcareous laminae less than 1 mm, occasionally interrupted by intraformational conglomerates and breccias; some black calcilutite and fine to coarsely crystalline limestone; in some areas a unit of lutitic and fine-grained limestone is present with black chert nodules.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. T. Allen and J. G. Lester. 1957. Zonation of the Middle and Upper Ordovician strata in northwestern Georgia. Georgia State Division of Conservation, the Geological Survey Bulletin 66:1-104 [S. Holland/T. Hanson/T. Hanson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 32574: authorized by Steven Holland, entered by Tori Hanson on 09.07.2003

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Taxonomic list

Ostracoda
 Leperditicopida - Leperditiidae
Leperditia fabulites ostracod
(Conrad)
"Isochilina nelsoni" = Leperditia (Isochilina) ostracod
Jones ?
Rhynchonellata
 Orthida - Platystrophiidae
Platystrophia trentonensis McEwan 1919
McEwan
 Orthida - Plectorthidae
Hebertella frankfortensis James 1871
Foerste
Hebertella occidentalis Hall 1847
Hall
Bivalvia
 Myalinida - Ambonychiidae
"Byssonychia cf. intermedia" = Ambonychia
"Byssonychia cf. intermedia" = Ambonychia clam
(Meek & Worthen) [entered as Byssonchia intermedia]
Gastropoda
 Murchisoniina - Hormotomidae
Hormotoma sp. Salter 1859 snail
Stromatoporoidea
 Labechiida - Stromatoceriidae
Tetradium
  -
Tetradium fibratum
  - Florideophyceae
"Tetradium fibratum" = Prismostylus fibratum
"Tetradium fibratum" = Prismostylus fibratum Safford 1856
Safford