Maurerie (Ordovician of France)

Also known as Layer I, Couches de la Maurerie, Schistes de Setso Fm., Maurerie, Montagne Noire

Where: Montagne Noire, France (43.0° N, 3.0° E: paleocoordinates 63.8° S, 97.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Taihungshania shui landeyranensis zone, Setso Formation, Arenig (478.6 - 466.0 Ma)

• Was Couches de la Maurerie, Schistes de Setso; this is just Setso formation now.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified, concretionary, cherty/siliceous shale and lithified sandstone

• Dark shale with chert, fossiliferous nodules, and occasional massive quartzitic sandstone beds

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: C. Babin, R. Courtessole, M. Melou, J. Pillet, D. Vizcaino and E. L. Yochelson. 1982. Brachiopodes (Articulés) et mollusques (bivalves, rostroconches, monoplacophores, gastéropodes) de l’Ordovicien inférieur (Trémadocien-Arenigien) de la Montagne Noire (France méridionale) 1-63 [A. Miller/P. Novack-Gottshall/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 20821: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Phil Novack-Gottshall on 10.06.2002

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Taxonomic list

 Asaphida - Asaphidae
"? Megalaspis sp." = Megistaspis
"? Megalaspis sp." = Megistaspis Jaanusson 1956 trilobite
 Asaphida - Nileidae
Symphysurus sp. Goldfuss 1843 trilobite
 Asaphida - Taihungshaniidae
Taihungshania sp. Sun 1931 trilobite
 Lingulida - Obolidae
 Modiomorphida - Modiomorphidae
Redonia sp. Rouault 1851 clam
 Cardioni - Babinkidae
Babinka sp. Barrande 1881 clam
 Cardioni - Coxiconchiidae
"Coxiconcha sp." = Coxiconchia
"Coxiconcha sp." = Coxiconchia Babin 1966 clam
 Nuculida -
Ekaterodonta sp. Babin and Branisa 1987 clam
 Cyrtonellida - Carcassonnellidae
Carcassonnella sp. Horný and Peel 1996
 Panreclinata - Dichograptidae
Didymograptus sp. McCoy 1851