USNM 18122. Lover's Leap (Ordovician of the United States)

Where: Siskiyou County, California (41.4° N, 122.7° W: paleocoordinates 1.1° S, 76.8° W)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Kangaroo Creek Formation, Caradoc (458.4 - 449.5 Ma)

• Clasts of Caradocian age given other indicators

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified conglomerate and limestone

• Carbonate with limestone clasts

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: replaced with silica

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: bulk, hydrochloric

Primary reference: D. M. Rohr. 1980. Ordovician - Devonian Gastropoda from the Klamath Mountains, California. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 171:141-199 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 69222: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 21.02.2007

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Taxonomic list

 Murchisoniina - Lophospiridae
"Murchisonia (Murchisonia) callahanensis" = Ectomaria callahanensis
"Murchisonia (Murchisonia) callahanensis" = Ectomaria callahanensis Rohr 1980 snail
 Murchisoniina - Eotomariidae
"Liospira helena" = Paraliospira helena
"Liospira helena" = Paraliospira helena Billings 1860 snail
 Euomphalina - Lesueurillidae
"Lesueurilla cf. marginalis" = Mestoronema marginalis
"Lesueurilla cf. marginalis" = Mestoronema marginalis d'Eichwald 1860 snail