Dalfask Quarry, Girvan (Ordovician of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (55.2° N, 4.8° W: paleocoordinates 21.2° S, 29.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Laggan Member (Balclatchie Formation), Sandbian (458.4 - 453.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified, gray, blue, calcareous siltstone and lithified mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: S. E. Stewart and A. W. Owen. 2008. Probing the deep shelf: a Lagerst├Ątte from the Upper Ordovician of Girvan, southwestern Scotland. Lethaia 41(5):139-146 [A. Miller/S. Kolbe]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 115303: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Sarah Kolbe on 01.09.2011

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Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Odontopleurida - Odontopleuridae
Ostracoda
  -
Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
Brachiopoda
  -
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
Rhynchonellata
 Orthida - Dalmanellidae
unclassified
  -
Annelida indet. Lamarck 1809
Polychaeta
  -
Polychaeta indet. Grube 1850
Bivalvia
 Nuculoida -
"Nuculoida indet." = Nuculida
"Nuculoida indet." = Nuculida Dall 1889 clam
Tergomya
 Archinacellida - Archinacellidae
Archinacella sp. Ulrich and Scofield 1897
Polyplacophora
 Paleoloricata -
Ctenocystoidea
  -
Ctenocystoidea indet. Robison and Sprinkle 1969
Stylophora
 Mitrata - Kirkocystidae
Anatifopsis sp. Barrande 1872
Scyphozoa
  -
 Conulariida - Conulariidae
Conulariidae indet. Walcott 1886 jellyfish