Upper Whitesburg Fm. (Ordovician of the United States)

Where: Tennessee (36.0° N, 83.9° W: paleocoordinates 29.3° S, 66.0° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Whitesburg Formation, Llandeilo (466.0 - 449.5 Ma)

• "M.Ord."

Environment/lithology: slope; black, argillaceous limestone and shale

• "black shale w/ argillaceous ls. slope BA6. geosyncline"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: K. R. Walker, T. W. Broadhead, and F. B. Keller. 1980. Middle Ordovician carbonate shelf to deep water deposition in the southern Appalachians. University of Tennessee Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Studies in Geology (4)1-120 [M. Uhen/J. Ju/J. Ju]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 309: authorized by Jack Sepkoski, entered by Mike Sommers on 20.11.1998

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• "Cooper, 1956 [most brachs]. K.R.Walker, T.W.Broadhead, F.B.Keller, eds. 1980. Middle Ord. carbonate shelf to deep water deposition in the southern Appalachians. Univ. Tenn. Dept. Geol. Sci., Studies in Geology #4. 120p."
Trilobita
 Asaphida - Remopleurididae
Robergia sp. Wiman 1905 trilobite
 Asaphida - Raphiophoridae
Ampyxina sp. Ullrich 1922 trilobite
Ampyx sp. Dalman 1827 trilobite
Ostracoda
 Podocopa -
? Palaeocopida indet. Henningsmoen 1953 ostracod
originally entered as "? Palaeocopida indet."
Strophomenata
 Orthotetida - Triplesiidae
Triplesia sp. Hall 1859
 Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae
Anisopleurella sp. Cooper 1956
 Strophomenida - Leptellinidae
Leptellina sp. Ulrich and Cooper 1936
Rhynchonellata
 Pentamerida - Camerellidae
Camerella sp. Billings 1859
originally entered as "Camarella sp."
 Orthida - Plaesiomyidae
Lingulata
 Acrotretida - Acrotretidae
Conotreta sp. Walcott 1889
2 species
 Lingulida - Trematidae
Trematis sp. Sharpe 1848
2 species
 Lingulida - Obolidae
Elliptoglossa sp. Cooper 1956
Lingulella sp. Salter 1866
2 species
Westonia sp. Walcott 1901
Ectenoglossa sp. Sinclair 1945
 Lingulida - Paterulidae
Paterula sp. Barrande 1879
Conodonta
 Conodontophorida -
Conodontophorida indet. Eichenberg 1930 conodont
Graptolithina
 Graptoloidea -
"Graptoloidea indet." = Graptoloida
"Graptoloidea indet." = Graptoloida Maletz et al. 2009 graptoloid
 Bireclinata - Retiolitidae