Where: Washington County, Ohio (38.8° N, 84.2° W: paleocoordinates 27.0° S, 62.3° W)
• coordinate estimated from map
• hand sample-level geographic resolution
When: Climacograptus pygmaeus graptolite zone, Kope Formation, Edenian (460.9 - 449.5 Ma)
• Middle Edenian age. Sample #5 collected. Details on stratigraphy and sedimentation (lithology), and additional details of gastropod and bivalve fauna are included from Novack-Gottshall and Miller (2003) [PBDB reference #18186] and field notes.
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; lithified, graded, shelly/skeletal wackestone and lithified shale
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Preservation: mold/impression, recrystallized, original calcite, original carbon, replaced with calcite
Collection methods: bulk, mechanical,
• Bulk collection made in field and weighed, cleaned, prepped, and identified in lab at University of Cincinnati. Sample dimensions are 448.4 square-cm, weighing 893 grams. At least 41 specimens counted; 33 individuals estimated (using half of total disarticulated specimens with two parts plus number of articulated/intact specimens). Fragmented trepostome bryozoans, crinoid columnals, and fragmented trilobites were counted as estimated percent cover using standard percent cover reference chart.
Primary reference: P. M. Novack-Gottshall. 1999. Comparative geographic and environmental diversity dynamics of gastropods and bivalves during the Ordovician Radiation (M.S. thesis, University of Cincinnati). 1-191 [P. Novack-Gottshall/P. Novack-Gottshall/P. Novack-Gottshall]more details
Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis
PaleoDB collection 64475: authorized by Phil Novack-Gottshall, entered by Phil Novack-Gottshall on 09.09.2006
Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)