Gallardo (Ordovician of Spain)

Also known as Micaceous sandstone Fm., Gallardo, Sevilla, Spain

Where: Sevilla, Spain (38.0° N, 6.0° W: paleocoordinates 75.9° S, 79.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Valle Syncline Green and Nodular Shales Formation, Dobrotivian (459.0 - 457.9 Ma)

• Not sure if this is a formal stratigraphic name, or simply a description. PJW: It is informal, but it's constantly referred to as the "Green and Nodular Shales." So, I'm using the informal name "Valle Syncline Green and Nodular Shales" until it's given some formal name.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, micaceous sandstone

• Micaceous, massive-bedded sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. C. Gutiérrez-Marco, I. Rabano, and M. Robardet. 1984. Estudio bioestratigráfico del Ordovicico en el sinclinal del Valle (Provincia de Sevilla, so. de España). Publicaocoes de Musei e Laboratório Mineralógico e Geológico da Universidade de Coimbra Memórias e Noticias 97:11-37 [A. Miller/P. Novack-Gottshall/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 20927: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Phil Novack-Gottshall on 12.06.2002

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Taxonomic list

Scyphozoa
 Conulariida - Conulariidae
Rhynchonellata
 Orthida - Glyptorthidae
? Glyptorthis sp. Foerste 1914
Trilobita
 Phacopida - Pliomeridae
Placoparia (Coplacoparia) sp. Hammann 1971 trilobite