Section AV7, Level 38 m, Delorme Fm., Avalanche Lake Area, Mackenzie Mts. (Silurian to of Canada)

Where: Northwest Territories, Canada (62.4° N, 127.0° W: paleocoordinates 5.5° N, 50.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Delorme Formation, Wenlock to Wenlock (433.4 - 423.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; argillaceous limestone and calcareous shale

• For entire Whittaker/Road River/Delorme suite: "The sediments were deposited in an area adjacent to the boundary between the Paleozoic continental shelf (Mackenzie shelf/platform) and the slope into the marginal Selwyn Basin."

•SEP environmental call based primarily on PBDB ref. 7215.

• For entire Whittaker/Road River/Delorme suite: "The sediments are predominantly carbonates with varying amounts of argillaceous material, ranging from fairly pure limestones, through argillaceous limestones and calcareous shales, to almost pure siliciclastic shales with some intervals containing minor to major amounts of chert."

Preservation: replaced with silica

Primary reference: J. Jin and B. D. E. Chatterton. 1997. Latest Ordovician-Silurian articulate brachiopods and biostratigraphy of the Avalanche Lake area, southwestern District of Mackenzie, Canada. Palaeontographica Canadiana 13:1-62 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 26074: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 02.10.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Articulate brachiopods only.
 Strophomenida - Furcitellidae
Pentlandina lamelliformis Jin and Chatterton 1997