Klinteberget, Bed a (Silurian of Sweden)

Also known as Was Klinteberg Bed a Tentaculitids

Where: Gotland, Sweden (57.4° N, 18.3° E: paleocoordinates 19.9° S, 2.7° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Bed A Member (Klinteberg Beds Formation), Homerian (430.5 - 427.4 Ma)

• Correlation from Jeppsson (1983), Fossils and Strata 15:128.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; marl

• SEP: from Samtleben et al. (1996). Geol Rundsch 85:278; "In the central ara of Gotland..consists of narrowly spaced reefmounds consisting mainly of tabulates, sstromatopores and bryozoans within a shoal area with coarse and medium-grained biodetritic and crinoidal limestones, which have been extensively transported, washed and sorted. To the west the platform ends with a slope forming the transition to a deeper basin area where limestone-marl alterations were deposited. In the eastern part of Gotland...series of limestones (mainly wackestones and packstones), often oncolitic and with an impoverished fauna. They accumulated in shallow water under back reef to restricted marine conditions." based on description in ref. 6127, almost all tentaculitids are known from the marls in the Klinteberg Beds

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: K. Larsson. 1979. Silurian tentaculitids from Gotland and Scania. Fossils and Strata 11:1-180 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 13556: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 12.04.2002, edited by Pete Wagner

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Taxonomic list

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 Euomphalina - Elasmonematidae
"Trochus mollis" = Discordichilus mollis2
"Trochus mollis" = Discordichilus mollis2 Lindström 1884 snail
 Murchisoniina - Lophospiridae
"Murchisonia imbricata" = Frodospira imbricata2
"Murchisonia imbricata" = Frodospira imbricata2 Lindström 1884 snail
 Bellerophontida - Bucaniidae
Megalomphala wilfredi3 Peel 1991 snail
 Paleoloricata - Mattheviidae
Chelodes bergmani n. gen. n. sp.1
Chelodes bergmani n. gen. n. sp.1 Davidson and King 1874 chiton
type locality
 Tentaculitida - Tentaculitidae
Tentaculites sp. von Schlotheim 1820
 Volynitida - Volynitidae