Balnakeil Bay (Ordovician of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (58.6° N, 4.8° W: paleocoordinates 58.6° N, 4.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Sangomore Formation (Durness Group), Tremadoc (485.4 - 477.7 Ma)

• This locality is the type section for the Sangomore Formation.

Environment/lithology: peritidal; lithified, peloidal, shelly/skeletal, thrombolitic carbonate

• A 55 m thick succession of peritidal and shallow subtidal carbonates that were deposited on the Iapetus margin of Laurentia. The specimen was collected 25 m above the formation base from silicified, bioclastic, peloidal grainstone horizon occurring as an inter-maceria (sensu Shapiro & Awramik 2006) facies within a thrombolitic limestone bed.

Size class: macrofossils

• Sclerite

Preservation: replaced with silica

Collected by Robert J. Raine

• Specimen is in Lapworth Museum, University of Birmingham.

Primary reference: L. G. Herringshaw and R. J. Raine. 2007. The earliest turrilepadid: a machaeridian from the Lower Ordovician of the Northwest Highlands. Scottish Journal of Geology 43:97-100 [A. McGowan/A. McGowan/A. McGowan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184347: authorized by Alistair McGowan, entered by Alistair McGowan on 21.02.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Cuniculepadida - Turrilepadidae
Turrilepadidae indet. Clark 1896 scale worm
Single sclerite BU 4490