Long Point Peninsula, Port au Port (Ordovician of Canada)

Also known as Reef 1384

Where: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (48.7° N, 58.9° W: paleocoordinates 26.8° S, 39.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Black Duck Member (Lourdes Limestone Formation), Caradocian (460.9 - 449.5 Ma)

• Early Caradocian, coral biostrome in unit BD2, coral bioherms in unit BD3

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: N. P. James and R. J. Cuffey. 1989. Middle Ordovician coral reefs; western Newfoundland. In H. H. J. Geldsetzer, N. P. James, and G. E. Tebbutt (eds.), Reefs, Canada and adjacent areas. Canadian Soc. Petrol. Geologists, Memoir 13:192-195 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 45282: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 19.10.2004, edited by Uta Merkel

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Sphaerocodium sp.1 Rothpletz
Girvanella sp.1 Nicholson and Etheridge 1878
Trilobita indet.1 Walch 1771 trilobite
Brachiopoda indet.1 Cuvier 1805
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
Rostricellula sp.1 Ulrich and Cooper 1942
Gastropoda indet.1 Cuvier 1797 snail
 Euomphalina - Macluritidae
Maclurites sp.1 Le Sueur 1818 snail
Cephalopoda indet.1 Cuvier 1797
Bryozoa indet.1 Ehrenberg 1831
 Lithistida -
Lithistida indet.1 demosponge
 Megalithistida - Saccospongiidae
Epiplastospongia coactilis n. gen. n. sp.2 Rigby 1977 demosponge
 Labechiida - Labechiidae
Labechia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851
 Auloporida - Tetraporellidae
Labyrinthites chidlensis tabulate coral
50% of rock volume
 Auloporida - Auloporidae
Aulopora sp.1 Goldfuss 1829 tabulate coral
 Lichenariida - Lyoporidae
Eofletcheria sp.1 Bassler 1950 tabulate coral
Lyopora sp.1 Nicholson and Etheridge 1878 tabulate coral
 Life -
"Wetheredella sp." = Allonema1
"Wetheredella sp." = Allonema1
  - Solenoporaceae
Solenopora sp.1 Dybowski 1877
 Ichnofossils -
Trypanites sp.1 M├Ągdefrau 1932