Owingsville, exit of I-64 to KY 60 (Ordovician of the United States)

Also known as collection KY-5

Where: Bath County, Kentucky (38.1° N, 83.7° W: paleocoordinates 26.9° S, 58.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Bull Fork Formation, Richmondian (449.5 - 443.7 Ma)

• "Upper part of Bull Fork Formation. [...] 50 ft below contact with Preachersville Member of the Drakes Formation."

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; claystone and shelly/skeletal limestone

• " [...] deposited in deeper water, lower-energy environments, [...]. Water depths were below fair-weather wave base but within the zone of storm-current reworking, [...] "
• " [...] interbedded clay shale and thin fossiliferous limestone [...]. Preserved faunas contains diverse, abundant brachiopods, bryozoans, corals, stromatoporoids, gastropods, nautiloids, pelecypods, ostracodes, trilobites, and crinoids."

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast

Reposited in the USNM

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 87922: authorized by Björn Kröger, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 28.03.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• see comments on lithology
 Endocerida - Endoceratidae
? Cameroceras sp. Conrad 1842
USNM 468713