Central Ny Friesland, Kirtonryggen Fm, uppermost part of Nordporten Mbr (Ordovician of Norway)

Where: Svalbard, Norway (79.0° N, 18.9° E: paleocoordinates 79.0° N, 18.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Nordporten Member (Kirtonryggen Formation), Floian (477.7 - 470.0 Ma)

• Uppermost - Nordporten Member, assigned to early Floian in Fortey and Bruton (2013, Fossils and Strata, No. 59, pp. 1–116).

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; limestone

• Massive monotonous limestones with partial dolomitization

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: R. A. Fortey and C. R. Barnes. 1977. Early Ordovician conodont and trilobite communities of Spitsbergen: influence on biogeography. Alcheringa 1(3):297-309 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 141548: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 28.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Prioniodontida - Balognathidae