Malmøya (Silurian of Norway)

Where: Oslo, Norway (59.9° N, 10.8° E: paleocoordinates 25.8° S, 8.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Myren Member (Solvik Formation), Aeronian (440.8 - 438.5 Ma)

• earliest Aeronian,

•Wright, 1968 collection from "Bilobites Shale" = Myren Member, Rhuddenian - Aeronian, after Baarli (1985)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; carbonate

• "Environment: Same as that described for the Pentamerus Community." This was: "...typically found in storm-dominated environments and occurrence and preservation vary considerably with intensity and frequency of storms...In the Oslo region ... it occupies a BA 3 position..."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: PMO

Primary reference: B. G. Baarli. 1988. The Llandovery enteletacean brachiopods of the central Oslo region, Norway. Palaeontology 31(4):1101-1129 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 160110: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 15.08.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Orthida - Dicoelosiidae
Dicoelosia osloensis n. sp. Wright 1968
Bilobites biloba shale 20-50 m. below top of member.
 Orthida - Dalmanellidae
"Isorthis (Protocortezorthis) prima" = Levenea llandoveriana, Dalmanella cf. pectinoides
"Isorthis (Protocortezorthis) prima" = Levenea llandoveriana Williams 1951
Dalmanella cf. pectinoides Bergström 1968