Kõrgessaare, Saunja Fm. (Ordovician of Estonia)

Also known as Hohenholm

Where: Hiiu, Estonia (59.0° N, 22.3° E: paleocoordinates 30.4° S, 2.3° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Fungochitina fungiformis other zone, Saunja Formation, Nabala (452.0 - 449.5 Ma)

• Pleurograptus linearis graptolite zone. Upper half of F1a

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified limestone

• "white, shallow water micrites of the Saunja formation can be interpreted as a highstand system tract deposits." (Dronov & Holmer 1999 Acta Universitatis Carolinae 43(1/2): 135)
• "white, shallow water micrites of the Saunja formation can be interpreted as a highstand system tract deposits." (Dronov & Holmer 1999 Acta Universitatis Carolinae 43(1/2): 135)

•"limestone with discontinuity surfaces", in Hints & Harper (2003)

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: A. Rõõmusoks. 2004. Ordovician strophomenoid brachiopods of northern Estonia. Fossilia Baltica 3:1-150 [B. Kröger/B. Kröger]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 168473: authorized by Björn Kröger, entered by Björn Kröger on 23.04.2015, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Strophomenata
 Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae
Eochonetes sp.1 Reed 1917
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
Harjumena schmidti Gagel and Holtedahl 1916
Rhynchonellata
 Orthida - Platystrophiidae
Platystrophia lutkevichi1 Alikhova 1951
Gastropoda
 Euomphalina - Platyceratidae
"Eunema rupestre" = Cyclonema rupestre2
"Eunema rupestre" = Cyclonema rupestre2 d'Eichwald 1856 snail
 Murchisoniina - Phanerotrematidae
"Brachytomaria plicifera" = Brachytomaria baltica2
"Brachytomaria plicifera" = Brachytomaria baltica2 Murchison et al. 1845 snail
 Murchisoniina - Eotomariidae
Eotomaria notabilis2 d'Eichwald 1840 snail