Loc. M-02: Cherty hillside (Ordovician of the United States)

Where: Franklin County, Missouri (38.2° N, 91.1° W: paleocoordinates 23.4° S, 80.7° W)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ophileta zone, Gasconade Formation, Tremadoc (485.4 - 477.7 Ma)

• The Van Buren Formation (Bridge 1930) is now referred to in an interval sense with the Van Buren fauna comprising a zone in the lowerpart of the Gasconade Formation. The chert in which the fossils occur may or may not be in place stratigraphically. So, a rating of "A" through "F" indicates stratigraphic reliability with "A" = no question to stratigraphic position of horizon and "F" = residual material of different ages. Reliability Index = D

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Strata are in pockets of the Ozark Uplifts

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original calcite, replaced with silica

Collection methods: Taxonomic list does not include stromatolites in which specimens were found.

Primary reference: B. L. Stinchcomb. 1986. New Monoplacophora (Mollusca) from Late Cambrian and Early Ordovician of Missouri. Journal of Paleontology 60(3):606-626 [M. Patzkowsky/P. Borkow/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 8939: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Phil Borkow on 07.09.2000, edited by Pete Wagner

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Taxonomic list

Tergomya
 Kiringellida - Hypseloconidae
Gasconadeoconus waynesvillensis n. sp. Stinchcomb 1986
Polyplacophora
 Paleoloricata - Mattheviidae
Hemithecella expansa Butts 1941 chiton
Robustum phallerium Stinchcomb and Darrough 1995 chiton