Bail na Cille, Balnakeil Bay (Ordovician to of the United Kingdom)

Also known as locality 2 of Peach et al. 1907, p. 626

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (58.6° N, 4.8° W: paleocoordinates 58.6° N, 4.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Acodus deltatus - Oneotodus costatus conodont zone, Balnakeil Formation (Durness Group), Stairsian to Stairsian (485.4 - 471.8 Ma)

• Horizon 33 m above the base of Balnakeil Formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, shelly/skeletal, thrombolitic carbonate

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

• Sclerite

Preservation: original aragonite

Primary reference: D.H. Evans. 2011. The Lower Ordovician cephalopod faunas of the Durness Group, North-West Scotland. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society, London 165:1-131 [B. Kröger/B. Kröger]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188696: authorized by Björn Kröger, entered by Björn Kröger on 14.09.2017, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
 Trochonematoidea - Lophospiridae
"Lophospira borealis" = Lophospira perangulata2, "Murchisonia (Hormotoma) angulocincta" = Donaldiella cicelia2
"Lophospira borealis" = Lophospira perangulata2 Hall 1847 snail
"Murchisonia (Hormotoma) angulocincta" = Donaldiella cicelia2 Billings 1865 snail
 Euomphalina - Macluritidae
"Maclurea peachi" = Macluritella peachi1
"Maclurea peachi" = Macluritella peachi1 Murchison 1859 snail
 Euomphalina - Ophiletidae
"Ophileta compacta" = Lecanospira compacta2
"Ophileta compacta" = Lecanospira compacta2 Salter 1859 snail
 Euomphalina - Raphistomatidae
Ceratopea canadensis3 Billings 1865 snail
 Murchisoniina - Hormotomidae
Cephalopoda
 Ellesmerocerida - Rudolfoceratidae
Ectocycloceras levisense Ulrich et al. 1944