Chair of Kildare, eastern Ireland (Ordovician of Ireland)

Also known as Reef 2961

Where: Ireland (53.2° N, 6.8° W: paleocoordinates 37.7° S, 19.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Kildare Limestone Formation, Hirnantian (445.2 - 443.4 Ma)

• Evans Spec. Papers Palaeont. 76.

•Was Cawtheyan to Hirnantian, but the paper is about the Hirnantian.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified reef rocks and lithified mudstone

• Grey and pink reef limestone with lenss of grey mudstones (pockets within reef)

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Refers to mudstone fauna only

Primary reference: A.D. Wright. 1968. A westward extension of the upper Ashgillian Hirnantia fauna. Lethaia 1:352-367 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 23068: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 09.07.2002, edited by Pete Wagner

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Taxonomic list

• Only brachiopods identified. Rare bryozoans and trilobites were also mentioned.
Trilobita
 Phacopida - Cheiruridae
"Cheirurus cancrurus n. sp." = Pseudosphaerexochus cancrura3
"Cheirurus cancrurus n. sp." = Pseudosphaerexochus cancrura3 Salter 1853 trilobite
Based on Jell & Adrain 2003
Strophomenata
 Orthotetida - Triplesiidae
 Strophomenida - Leptostrophiidae
Eostropheodonta sp. Bancroft 1949
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
""Leptaenopoma" sp." = Leptaena
""Leptaenopoma" sp." = Leptaena Dalman 1828
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Meristellidae
Hindella incipiens1 Williams 1951
subspecies incipiens
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
"Plectothyrella platystrophoides" = Plectothyrella crassicosta
"Plectothyrella platystrophoides" = Plectothyrella crassicosta Dalman 1828
 Orthida - Draboviidae
 Orthida - Dalmanellidae
Dalmanella sp. Hall and Clarke 1892
Rostroconchia
 Conocardiida - Pseudobigaleaidae
"Pleurorhynchus diptera n. sp." = Bitrigonocardia diptera5
"Pleurorhynchus diptera n. sp." = Bitrigonocardia diptera5 Salter 1851
Gastropoda
 Murchisoniina - Murchisoniidae
 Murchisoniina - Loxonematidae
"? Stylonema hibernicum n. sp." = Loxonema hibernicum4, Loxonema reedi n. sp.4
"? Stylonema hibernicum n. sp." = Loxonema hibernicum4 Longstaff 1909 snail
Loxonema reedi n. sp.4 Longstaff 1909 snail