Flowerdalen, Nordenskjold Land (lower nodule layer) (Triassic of Svalbard and Jan Mayen)

Where: Svalbard and Jan Mayen (78.3° N, 16.7° E: paleocoordinates 41.7° N, 6.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Frechites laqueatus ammonoid zone, Botneheia Formation, Illyrian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• Lower nodule layer; Daonella shales

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, concretionary, gray, carbonaceous shale

• Dark-grey weathering blue-black, in places it is intensely bituminous; it weathers into paperlike lamellae. The nodules consist of black, splintery, bituminous limestone weathering light-grey.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: concretion

Collected by C. Samtleben, W. Weitschat in 1981

• Repository: Geologisch-Paläontologisches Institut und Museum der Universität Hamburg (SGPIHM)

Primary reference: W. Weitschat and U. Lehmann. 1983. Stratigraphy and ammonoids from the Middle Triassic Botneheia Formation (Daonella shales) of Spitsbergen. Mitteilungen aus dem Geologisch-Paläontologischen Institut der Universität Hamburg 54:27-54 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 144481: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 08.05.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Phylloceratida - Ussuritidae
Ussurites spetsbergensis Oeberg 1877 ammonite