Bog Mine, Shelve Outliers, Shropshire (Silurian of the United Kingdom)

Where: Wales, United Kingdom (52.0° N, 3.0° W: paleocoordinates 32.6° S, 15.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Monoclimacis griestoniensis graptolite zone, Purple Shale Formation, Telychian (438.5 - 433.4 Ma)

• Pterospathodus amorphognathoides conodont zone. Ebbestad & Guttierez-Marco report that this is from the Monoclimacis griestonensis graptolite zone. (I had Cyrtograptus centrifugus at first.)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shale

• purple shales

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: B.L. Pitcher. 1939. The Upper Valentian gastropod fauna of Shropshire. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 11(4):82-132 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 56394: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 17.11.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
Leptaena contermina1 Cocks 1968
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
PJW: was Euomphalopterus n. sp. apedalensis, but that seems to be a mistake.
 Trochonematoidea - Lophospiridae
"Lophospira trilineata n. sp." = Loxoplocus sedgwicki
"Lophospira trilineata n. sp." = Loxoplocus sedgwicki Donald 1906 snail
 Bellerophontida - Bellerophontidae
"Bucaniopsis carinatus" = Ptychosphaera carinata
"Bucaniopsis carinatus" = Ptychosphaera carinata de Sowerby and Murchison 1839 snail
var. reedi
 Bellerophontida - Plectonotidae
"Plectonotus boucoti" = Plectonotoides boucoti2
"Plectonotus boucoti" = Plectonotoides boucoti2 Peel 1974 snail
 Bellerophontida - Pterothecidae
Pterotheca avirostris Huxley and Etheridge 1865 snail
 Murchisoniina - Phanerotrematidae
Ulrichospira similis Donald 1905 snail
 Murchisoniina - Eotomariidae
Liospira cornovica n. sp. Pitcher 1939 snail
 Murchisoniina - Gosseletinidae
Spiroraphe shelvensis3 Pitcher 1939 snail
var. shelvensis
 Murchisoniina - Hormotomidae
Hormotoma grayiana Donald 1899 snail