Hoburgen 1, Burgsvik Sandstone, Gotland (Silurian of Sweden)

Where: Gotland, Sweden (56.9° N, 18.1° E: paleocoordinates 17.7° S, 2.3° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pseudomonoclimacis latilobus graptolite zone, Burgsvik Sandstone Formation, Ludlow (427.4 - 423.0 Ma)

• Upper Ludlow

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; shale and mudstone

• 40 m. thick Burgsvik Sandstone is sandwiched between limestone reefs of the underlying Eke Formation and the overlying Burgsvik Oolite. The siliciclastic sequence was deposited on the shoreline of a shallow equatorial sea and contains a combination of marine and terrestrial markers, the latter including mud-cracks, dendritic rill marks, erosion channels and pothole-like excavation.
• Green, poorly consolidated shales and mudstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: M. R. Smith and N. J. Butterfield. 2013. A new view on Nematothallus: Coralline Red Algae from the Silurian of Gotland. Palaeontology 56(Part 2):345-357 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 141556: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 28.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales -
Nematothallopsis gotlandii Smith and Butterfield 2013
sp. nov.