Bardstown Reef, Jeffersontown, Jefferson Co., Kentucky (Ordovician of the United States)

Also known as Reef 2714

Where: Jefferson County, Kentucky (38.2° N, 85.6° W: paleocoordinates 26.0° S, 59.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Liberty Formation, Ashgillian (449.5 - 443.7 Ma)

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified framestone

• Two coral horizons (biostromes?)

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Contains first data directly reported from reef. Then data from whole formation are reported

Primary reference: R. G. Browne. 1964. The coral horizons and stratigraphy of the upper Richmond Group in Kentucky west of the Cincinnati Arch. Journal of Paleontology 38(2):385-392 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/S. Holland]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 24034: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 29.07.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Asaphida - Asaphidae
Isotelus maximus Locke 1838 trilobite
Strophomenata
 Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae
"Sowerbyella rugosus" = Sowerbyella rugosa
"Sowerbyella rugosus" = Sowerbyella rugosa Meek 1873
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
 Strophomenida - Strophomenidae
"Strophomena neglecta" = Tetraphalerella neglecta James 1891
Strophomena vetusta James 1874
Rhynchonellata
 Atrypida - Anazygidae
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchotrematidae
"Lepidocyclus capax" = Hiscobeccus capax
"Lepidocyclus capax" = Hiscobeccus capax Conrad 1842
 Orthida - Plaesiomyidae
"Plaesiomys subquadrata" = Plaesiomys subquadratus
"Plaesiomys subquadrata" = Plaesiomys subquadratus Hall 1847
 Orthida - Platystrophiidae
 Orthida - Plectorthidae
Bivalvia
 Myalinida - Ambonychiidae
Anomalodonta gigantea Miller 1874 clam
Byssonychia radiata Hall 1847 clam
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
"Caritodens demissa" = Pterinea demissa
"Caritodens demissa" = Pterinea demissa Conrad 1842 oyster
Gastropoda
 Trochonematoidea - Lophospiridae
"Lophospira tropidophora" = Paupospira tropidophora
"Lophospira tropidophora" = Paupospira tropidophora Meek 1873 snail
 Murchisoniina - Eotomariidae
Liospira vitruvia Billings 1865 snail
Cephalopoda
 Endocerida - Endoceratidae
Bryozoa
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Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Stenolaemata
 Trepostomida -
Rhombotrypa quadrata Rominger 1866
 Cyclostomata -
Berenicea primitiva
originally entered as "Bernicea primitiva"
 Trepostomata - Monticuliporidae
Stromatoporoidea
 Labechiida - Aulaceratidae
Aulacera intermedia
End reef builders
Aulacera cylindrica Foerste 1909
Aulacera plummeri Galloway and St Jean 1957
Aulacera nodulifera Foerste 1909
Anthozoa
 Sarcinulida - Billingsariidae
Foerstephyllum vacuum tabulate coral
 Sarcinulida - Syringophyllidae
Calapoecia huronensis Billings 1865 tabulate coral
 Heliolitida - Coccoserididae
Protaraea richmondensis Foerste 1909 tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Stauriidae
 Stauriida - Streptelasmatidae
"Streptelasma rusticum" = Helicelasma rusticum
"Streptelasma rusticum" = Helicelasma rusticum Billings 1858 horn coral
Tetradium
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