Bigby-Cannon (Upper Dove) - Wilson, 1949 (Ordovician of the United States)

Where: Tennessee (35.5° N, 86.5° W: paleocoordinates 28.1° S, 66.4° W)

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Plectodina tenuis conodont zone, Dove Member (Bigby-Cannon Limestone Formation), Shermanian (460.9 - 449.5 Ma)

• Upper Dove

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: peritidal; lithified, shelly/skeletal wackestone and lime mudstone

• Geological information from field notes of S.M. Holland and M.E. Patzkowsky
• medium bedded, clean, fenestral lime mudstone to wackestone. interbedded with minor amounts of very thin bedded mudstone.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: original calcite, replaced with calcite

Primary reference: C. W. Wilson. 1949. Pre-Chattanooga stratigraphy in Central Tennessee. Tennessee Division of Geology Bulletin 56:1-415 [S. Holland/S. Holland]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 5360: authorized by Steven Holland, entered by Steven Holland on 27.09.1999

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Leperditicopida - Leperditiidae
"Isochilina saffordi" = Leperditia (Isochilina) ostracod
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
 Atrypida - Anazygidae
"Zygospira recurvirostris" = Anazyga recurvirostra
"Zygospira recurvirostris" = Anazyga recurvirostra Hall 1847
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchotrematidae
 Trepostomida -
 Trepostomata - Atactotoechidae
 Trepostomata - Heterotrypidae
 Trepostomata - Halloporidae
Hallopora dumalis Ulrich 1893
 Trepostomata - Monticuliporidae
 Megalithistida - Saccospongiidae