Klints, Othem (Silurian of Sweden)

Also known as Spillings 1, 2 of Laufeld (1974)

Where: Gotland, Sweden (57.7° N, 18.8° E: paleocoordinates 21.4° S, 2.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Slite Beds Formation, Sheinwoodian (433.4 - 430.5 Ma)

• Correlation from Jeppsson (1983), Fossils and Strata 15:128.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; limestone

• SEP: Silurian of Gotland has been variably described as a ramp and platform. Based on my read of the literature, I think if falls best into the ramp category. From Samtleben et al. (1996). Geol. Rundsch 85:278-292; "...this unit consists of a carbonate platform with reef mounds and surrounding shoal sediments of mostly pure biodetritic and pleoidal limestones. Here slow and discontinuous accumulation of carbonate material continued in a very shallow water but under normal marine conditions....to the south and southwest the carbonate platform passes with a conspicuous slope into a deeper shelf basin where a uniform alternation of micritic limestones and marls accumulated." Based on information provided in this collection, it is difficult to tell which facies is represented but I have assumed that it represents the more extensive shallow subtidal facies.

Collection methods: quarrying, chemical,

• Riksmuseet

Primary reference: L. Cherns. 1998. Silurian polyplacophoran molluscs from Gotland, Sweden. Palaeontology 41(5):23-31 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 59278: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 23.03.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Paleoloricata - Gotlandochitonidae
Gotlandochiton interplicatus Bergenhayn 1955 chiton