Swatara Gap (Silurian of the United States)

Where: Pennsylvania (40.7° N, 76.4° W: paleocoordinates 28.0° S, 46.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pterospathodus amorphognathoides conodont zone, Rose Hill Formation, Telychian (438.5 - 433.4 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; sandstone

• SEP environmental call based on given information and knowledge of regional strat.
• Argillaceous sandstone.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. E. Plotnick. 1999. Habitat of Llandoverian-Lochkovian eurypterids. In A. J. Boucot, J. D. Lawson (eds.), Paleocommunities - a case study from the Silurian and Lower Devonian 106-136 [M. Foote/M. Foote/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 12921: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 07.01.2002

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Taxonomic list

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