Strophodonta colongensis Community, Early Pridolian, N. Urals (Silurian of Russian Federation)

Where: Russian Federation (60.0° N, 60.0° E: paleocoordinates 3.8° N, 8.7° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Pridoli (423.0 - 419.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; gray, argillaceous limestone and marl

• "Interbedding of communities suggests similar BA position...Community interpreted as quiet water, soft, level bottom unit near BA 2-3 boundary in agreement with associated fossils."
• "Occurs chiefly as articulated specimens in several thin interbeds, 5-15 cm thick, of dark gray, commonly argillaceous limestone, interbedded with thin marl, argillaceous shale, and dark brown, fine-grained sandstones and thicker dark gray limestones containing Atrypoidea prunum gigas Community."

Primary reference: V. P. Sapelnikov, O. V. Bogoyavlenskaya, L. I. Mizens and V. P. Shuysky. 1999. Silurian and Early Devonian benthic communities of the Ural-Tien Shan region. In A. J. Boucot and J. D. Lawson (eds.), Paleocommunities--a case study from the Silurian and Lower Devonian 510-544 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 24765: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 19.08.2002

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Taxonomic list

 Orthotetida - Chilidiopsidae
 Strophomenida - Strophodontidae
"Strophodonta colongensis" = Strophomena (Strophodonta)
"Strophodonta colongensis" = Strophomena (Strophodonta)
 Atrypida - Lissatrypidae
Atrypoidea prunum Dalman 1828