Atrypopsis megaerella Community, Late Pridolian, N. Urals (Silurian of Russian Federation)

Also known as Reef 3735

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)

• Lowermost part of the Petropavlovsk Series.

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; shelly/skeletal limestone

• "Articulated form of shells indicates quiet water, although well within the reef complex, and a BA 3 position is assigned."
• "Occurs in massive, reddish reef limestone as articulated, unsorted shells."

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 24766: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 19.08.2002

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Taxonomic list

 Myodocopida -
Entomozoe sp. ostracod
corrected from "Entomozae"
 Myodocopida - Cypridinidae
Cypridina sp. ostracod
 Metacopida -
 Platycopida - Cavellinidae
Cavellina sp. ostracod
 Atrypida - Atrypinidae
 Atrypida - Lissatrypidae
"Atrypopsis megaerella" = Septatrypa, "Lissatrypella kuschvensis" = Atrypoidea (Lissatrypella), Tectatrypa tectiformis
"Atrypopsis megaerella" = Septatrypa
"Lissatrypella kuschvensis" = Atrypoidea (Lissatrypella)
 Rhynchonellida - Innaechiidae
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Cystiphyllida - Holmophyllidae
Holmophyllum sp. Wedekind 1927 horn coral