Gallardo (Ordovician to of Spain)

Also known as Sandy limestone and dark shale Fm., Gallardo, Sevilla, Spain

Where: Sevilla, Spain (38.0° N, 6.0° W: paleocoordinates 76.9° S, 70.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Belonechitina robusta other zone, Valle Syncline Silt & Sandstone Formation, Berounian to Berounian (457.9 - 448.8 Ma)

• Not sure whether this is a formal stratigraphic name or simply a description; PJW: no, it doesn't, but it's in the literature pretty commonly, so I just put it in as the "Valle Syncline Silt & Sandstone"

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, ferruginous, sandy limestone and lithified shale

• Sandy, ferruginous limestone and dark shale

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

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 20928: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Phil Novack-Gottshall on 12.06.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Calpichitina
  -
Protozoa
  -
Strophomenata
 Strophomenida - Aegiromenidae
? Aegiromena sp. Havlícek 1961
Rhynchonellata
 Orthida - Productorthidae
? Nicolella sp. Reed 1917
Trilobita
 Phacopida - Calymenidae
Prionocheilus sp. Rouault 1847 trilobite
Blastoidea
 Coronata - Stephanocrinidae
Mespilocystites sp. Barrande 1877 blastoid
Chitinozoa
 Prosamatifera - Conochitinidae