Gabian village, section Gabian-2, 0 -20 cm (Silurian of France)

Where: France (43.5° N, 3.3° E: paleocoordinates 71.0° S, 71.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cystograptus vesiculosus graptolite zone, Rhuddanian (443.4 - 440.8 Ma)

• early and early-mid Rhuddanian

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; black shale

• shales and silty-micaceous laminites
• 6-m-thick black shale

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: P. Storch and R. Feist. 2008. Lowermost Silurian Graptolites of Montagne Noire, France. Journal of Paleontology 82(5):938-956 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 145534: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 05.06.2013

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Taxonomic list

Pterobranchia
 Graptoloidea - Dimorphograptidae
Dimorphograptus compactus graptolite
abundant specimens
Dimorphograptus swanstoni graptolite
abundant specimens
 Graptoloidea - Monograptidae
Atavograptus atavus Jones 1909 graptolite
abundant specimens
Paraclimacograptus innotatus Nicholson 1869 graptolite
abundant specimens
 Graptoloidea - Normalograptidae
Metaclimacograptus "sp.1" Bulman and Rickards 1968 graptolite
abundant specimens
Normalograptus medius graptolite
abundant specimens
Normalograptus angustus Perner 1895 graptolite
Normalograptus ajjeri Legrand 1977 graptolite
Cystograptus vesiculosus graptolite
abundant specimens
 Graptoloidea - Neodiplograptidae
Neodiplograptus lautus graptolite
abundant specimens