Lousy Cove, Anticosti Island, Prinsta biostrome (Ordovician of Canada)

Also known as Reef 1412

Where: Quebec, Canada (49.3° N, 62.0° W: paleocoordinates 22.7° S, 36.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Prinsta Member (Ellis Bay Formation), Hirnantian (445.2 - 443.4 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified limestone

• biostrome in a sandier facies

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: P. Copper. 2001. Reefs during the multiple crises towards the Ordovician-Silurian boundary: Anticosti Island, eastern Canada, and worldwide. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 38(2):153-171 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 80614: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 30.04.2008, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Crinoidea
 Monobathrida - Xenocrinidae
Xenocrinus rubus Ausich and Copper 2010 Sea lily
temporary occurrence until collections can be id'ed
 Diplobathrida - Rhodocrinitidae
Ursucrinus stellatus Ausich and Copper 2010 Sea lily
temporary occurrence until collections can be id'ed
Stromatoporoidea
  - Aulaceridae
Anthozoa
 Heliolitida - Ellisitidae
Ellisites sp. Dixon et al. 1986 tabulate coral
 Heliolitida - Proporidae
Propora sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 tabulate coral