roadcut north of Sister Bay, near intersection of Highway 42 and County Road Z (Silurian of the United States)

Also known as Pentamerus community, Manistique Fm, 30146 - Patzkowsky

Where: Wisconsin (45.2° N, 87.1° W: paleocoordinates 20.1° S, 51.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Schoolcraft Formation (Manistique Group), Telychian (438.5 - 433.4 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithified packstone

• Moderate energy deposits formed above fair-weather wave base.
• Preserved as packstone beds.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast

Primary reference: R. Watkins. 1994. Evolution of Silurian Pentamerid Communities in Wisconsin. Palaios 9:488-499 [M. Patzkowsky/Z. Krug]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 12991: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Zack Krug on 14.01.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Pentamerida - Pentameridae
Pentamerus oblongus de Sowerby 1839