Pinmerry Farm 2011 (Ordovician of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (55.2° N, 4.8° W: paleocoordinates 21.2° S, 29.3° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Amorphognathus tvaerensis conodont zone, Ardwell Farm Formation, Sandbian (458.4 - 453.0 Ma)

• The text indicates that the fossil were recovered from a single level within the stream banks sampled.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: basinal (siliceous); lithified, silty mudstone

• Two models are given for the origin of the allochthonous deep-water fauna found within the turbidites.
• The ostracod fauna is from a c. 1 m thick interval within a succession of silty mudstones of the Ardwell Farm Formation.

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: mold/impression, original calcite

Reposited in the BGS

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: M. Mohibullah, T. R. A. Vandenbroucke, M. Williams, J. D. Floyd, T. Meidla, J. A. Zalasiewicz, and D. J. Siveter. 2011. Late Ordovician (Sandbian) ostracods from the Ardwell Farm Formation, SW Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology 47:57-66 [A. McGowan/A. McGowan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184247: authorized by Alistair McGowan, entered by Alistair McGowan on 10.02.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Podocopida - Bairdiidae
Krausella variata Kraft 1962 ostracod
 Palaeocopida -
Hallatia cf. labiosa Ulrich 1894 ostracod
Eoaquapulex cf. socialis Kraft 1962 ostracod
Ctenobolbina ventrospinosa Kraft 1962 ostracod
Schmidtella transversa Harris 1957 ostracod
Baltonotella parsispinosa Kraft 1962 ostracod
Belonechitina ? robusta Eisenack 1959