Top of Benjamin Limestone, Westfield Syncline, Florentine Valley, Tasmania (Ordovician of Australia)

Where: Tasmania, Australia (42.6° S, 146.4° E: paleocoordinates 7.4° N, 179.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Pleurograptus linearis zone, Benjamin Limestone Formation, Onnian (452.0 - 449.5 Ma)

• Top of the formation.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone

Primary reference: M. R. Banks. 1988. The base of the Silurian System in Tasmania. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Geology Series) 43:191-194 [M. Foote/M. Foote/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 26238: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 08.10.2002

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Taxonomic list

 Orthida - Plaesiomyidae
Dinorthis sp. Hall and Clarke 1892
 Oncocerida - Oncoceratidae
? Beloitoceras sp. Foerste 1924
 Panderodontida - Panderodontidae
Belodina compressa Branson and Mehl 1933 conodont
 Prioniodontida -
 Stromatoporoidea -
 Favositida - Favositidae
"Palaeofavosites sp." = Paleofavosites
"Palaeofavosites sp." = Paleofavosites Twenhofel 1914 tabulate coral
 Sarcinulida - Billingsariidae
Foerstephyllum sp. Bassler 1950 tabulate coral
 Sarcinulida - Syringophyllidae
Calapoecia sp. Billings 1865 tabulate coral
 Lichenariida - Lyoporidae
Eofletcheria sp. Bassler 1950 tabulate coral
 Heliolitida - Halysitidae
Catenipora sp. Lamarck 1816 tabulate coral
 Heliolitida - Coccoserididae
Coccoseris sp. Eichwald 1855 tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Stauriidae
Palaeophyllum spp. Billings 1858 horn coral
Favistina sp. Flower 1961 horn coral
Cyathophylloides sp. Dybowski 1873 horn coral