Where: Nevada (38.5° N, 115.0° W: paleocoordinates 9.8° S, 70.7° W)
• coordinate estimated from map
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: Laketown Dolomite Formation, Llandovery to Llandovery (443.4 - 427.4 Ma)
• Late Llandovery (C6) to Early Wenlock. Jack Valley and Gettel Members of Laketown Dolomite.
• formation-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; bioturbated, argillaceous, silty dolomite
•2003:04:07 SEP Environmental calls based on given lithologic description and knowledge of regional strat.
Collection methods: Combined are brachiopods of USGS localities 19185,19187,19189-91,19201-04,19206,19208-09, and 19211, and corals listed by Boucot. Sheehan (PBDB ref. 6949, table 10) gives abundances for brachiopods.
Primary reference: A. J. Boucot. 1999. Some Wenlockian-Geddinian, chiefly brachiopod dominated communities of North America. In A. J. Boucot, J. D. Lawson (eds.), Paleocommunities--a case study from the Silurian and Lower Devonian 549-591 [M. Foote/M. Foote/P. Wagner]more details
Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis
PaleoDB collection 24787: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 20.08.2002
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