Where: Kentucky (38.6° N, 85.3° W: paleocoordinates 25.8° S, 59.1° W)
• coordinate estimated from map
• hand sample-level geographic resolution
When: Aphelognathus grandis conodont zone, Marble Hill Limestone Member (Whitewater Formation), Richmondian (449.5 - 443.7 Ma)
• Middle Richmondian age. Sample #2 collected. Details on stratigraphy and sedimentation (lithology), and additional details of gastropod and bivalve fauna are included from Novack-Gottshall and Miller (2003) [PBDB reference #18186] and field notes.
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: sand shoal; lithified, dolomitic, shelly/skeletal, white packstone
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Preservation: mold/impression, recrystallized, original calcite, replaced with calcite, replaced with dolomite
Collection methods: bulk, mechanical,
• Bulk collection made in field and weighed, cleaned, prepped, and identified in lab at University of Cincinnati. Sample weighed 353.4 g. 38 specimens counted; 30 individuals estimated (using half of total disarticulated specimens with two parts plus number of articulated/intact specimens). Taxa counted using percent-coverage not included in this tally. Bryozoans and disarticulated trilobites were counted as estimated percent cover using standard percent cover reference chart.
Primary reference: P. M. Novack-Gottshall. 1999. Comparative geographic and environmental diversity dynamics of gastropods and bivalves during the Ordovician Radiation (M.S. thesis, University of Cincinnati). 1-191 [P. Novack-Gottshall/P. Novack-Gottshall/P. Novack-Gottshall]more details
Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis
PaleoDB collection 64167: authorized by Phil Novack-Gottshall, entered by Phil Novack-Gottshall on 03.09.2006
Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)