Benburb Blackwater Benburb (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: Northern Ireland, United Kingdom (54.4° N, 6.7° W: paleocoordinates 3.7° S, 0.7° E)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Benburb Mudstone Member (Blackwater Limestone Formation), Brigantian (336.0 - 326.4 Ma)

• 1.4 m thick.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, shelly/skeletal, brown, gray, argillaceous mudstone and limestone

• highly fossiliferous dark grey to brown crinoidal mudstones with a 19 cm bed of hard crinoidal argillaceous limestone in the middle.

Primary reference: W. I. Mitchell and M. Mitchell. 1983. The Lower Carboniferous (Upper Visean) succession at Benburb, Northern Ireland. Reports of the Institute of Geological Sciences (82/12)1-10 [J. Alroy/M. Sommers]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 6958: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Mike Sommers on 14.04.2000, edited by Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
 Productida - Echinoconchidae
 Productida - Productidae
? Antiquatonia sp. Miloradovich 1945
 Productida - Monticuliferidae
 Orthida - Schizophoriidae
Schizophoria sp. King 1850
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
Lingula sp. BruguiƩre 1797
 Ostreida - Posidoniidae
Posidonia becheri Bronn 1828 oyster
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Vertebrata indet. Lamarck 1801
fish teeth and scales