Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell (Ordovician of the United States)

Also known as collection KY-1

Where: Kenton County, Kentucky (39.0° N, 84.5° W: paleocoordinates 26.6° S, 62.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Kope Formation, Edenian (460.9 - 449.5 Ma)

• "Clay shale bed 54 ft above the road level."

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; claystone

• "low-energy, mud-bottom environments [...] periodically reworked by storm events commonly resulting in sets of storm-formed 'tempestite' beds consisting of fining-up packets of packstone/grainstone-siltstone-shale [...]"
• "meter-thick claystone bed."

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, original calcite, original chitin

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: bulk,

• MU = Limper Museum of Geology at Miami University

Primary reference: R. C. Frey. 1995. Middle and Upper Ordovician nautiloid cephalopods of the Cincinnati Arch region of Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1066P:1-126 [S. Holland/S. Holland]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 87844: authorized by Björn Kröger, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 26.03.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Atrypida - Anazygidae
Zygospira sp. Hall 1862
 Orthida - Dalmanellidae
Onniella sp. Bancroft 1928
Rostroconchia indet. Pojeta et al. 1972
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Bellerophontida - Sinuitidae
Sinuites sp. Koken 1896 snail
listed as monoplacophoran in the reference
 Pleurotomariida -
"Pleurotomariacea indet." = Pleurotomarioidea
"Pleurotomariacea indet." = Pleurotomarioidea Swainson 1840 snail
 Cyrtonellida - Cyrtolitidae
Cyrtolites sp. Conrad 1838
 Orthocerida - Proteoceratidae
Treptoceras transversum Miller 1875
no quantities and catalogue number(s) given
 Endocerida - Endoceratidae
? Triendoceras davisi n. sp. Frey 1995
MU 410T (holotype), 412T (paratype)
 Tarphycerida - Trocholitidae
Trocholites faberi Foerste 1929
USNM 468724, 468725, 468726
 Diplograptoidea - Diplograptidae