Where: Northwest Territories, Canada (62.0° N, 127.0° W: paleocoordinates 6.0° N, 51.2° W)
• coordinate estimated from map
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Whittaker Formation, Wenlock (433.4 - 427.4 Ma)
• Upper Whittaker Formation ("Probably Upper Wenlock").
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; limestone
•SEP environmental call based on given information
•From Over and Chatterton (1987--PBDB ref. 7002), for Whittaker Formation in general: "The dominant lithologies are dark fine-grained limestone, commonly argillaceous and sparry, and dolomitic chert."
Collection methods: Percent abundances given for brachiopods. Diverse trilobites mentioned but not listed (references to relevant work are given).
Primary reference: A. C. Lenz. 1999. Wenlockian to Pragian brachiopod communities of the northern Canadian Cordillera. In A. J. Boucot and J. D. Lawson (eds.), Paleocommunities--a case study from the Silurian and Lower Devonian 784-792 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details
Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis
PaleoDB collection 24930: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 23.08.2002
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