USGS 5084-CO. Road and railroad cuts toward Kentucky Utilities Plant (Ordovician of the United States)

Where: Wooford County, Kentucky (38.0° N, 84.8° W: paleocoordinates 27.2° S, 63.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Curdsville Limestone Member (Lexington Limestone Formation), Turinian (460.9 - 449.5 Ma)

• Section no. 174; measured from base of Curdsville Limestone Member

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, shelly/skeletal limestone

• "marine transgression, with higher energy, shallow-water deposits grading upward into lower energy deposits."
• "The lower 10-ft-thick unit is light-colored bioclastic limestone that consists of calcirudites, and crossbedded and ripple-marked calcarenites. The lower unit is composed of well-sorted, abraded skeletal debris having about 5 to 10 percent quartz sand."

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: replaced with silica

Reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: G.P. Wahlman. 1992. Middle and Upper Ordovician symmetrical univalved mollusks (Monoplacophora and Bellerophontina) of the Cincinnati Arch region. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 1066(O):1-123 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner/E. Ito]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 99655: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Hallie Street on 18.11.2010, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae
 Bellerophontida - Sinuitidae
Sinuites obesa Ulrich and Scofield 1897 snail
 Hybocrinida - Hybocystitidae
Hybocystites problematicus2 Wetherby 1880 Sea lily