Table Point, "Lower Table Head", Bed 8.4 (Ordovician of Canada)

Where: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (50.4° N, 57.5° W: paleocoordinates 28.5° S, 42.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Table Point Formation (Table Head Group), Whiterockian (471.8 - 457.5 Ma)

• Footage estimated from base of section depicted in Figure 2 of Whittington and Kindle 1963. "Lower Table Head Formation" of Whittington and Kindle 1963 = Table Point Formation of Klappa et al 1990.

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

• Environmental interpretation from Stenzel et al 1990.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by C. H. Kindle and H.B. Whittington in 1958, 1961; reposited in the GSC

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: H. B. Whittington and C. H. Kindle. 1963. Middle Ordovician Table Head Formation, western Newfoundland. Geological Society America Bulletin 74:745-758 [M. Hopkins/M. Hopkins]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 104877: authorized by Melanie Hopkins, entered by Melanie Hopkins on 11.02.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Cephalopods (including Aetheosolen, Adamsoceras, Wutinoceras, Endoceras inculare) and sponges reported from this unit ("Bed 8").
Trilobita
 Corynexochida - Illaenidae
Illaenus fraternus Billings 1865 trilobite
Illaenus marginalis Raymond 1925 trilobite
 Phacopida - Pliomeridae
Pseudomera barrandei Billings 1865 trilobite
 Proetida - Bathyuridae
Acidiphorus spinifer Raymond 1925 trilobite
 Asaphida - Asaphidae
Stegnopsis solitarius Whittington 1965 trilobite