Anticosti Island, East Point Mmb, Meniér Fm, Locality A1059 (Silurian of Canada)

Where: Quebec, Canada (49.3° N, 62.0° W: paleocoordinates 21.5° S, 34.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: East Point Member (Meniér Formation), Aeronian (440.8 - 438.5 Ma)

• middle Aeronian.

•The Meniér Formation was established by Copper and Jin (2012, 2015) to comprise the 60 Goéland Member and East Point Member, previously considered the lower part of the Jupiter Formation (Copper and Long 1990).

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; grainstone and reef rocks

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. A. C. Gushulak. 2016. First Major Appearance of Brachiopod-Dominated Benthic Shelly Communities in the Reef Ecosystem during the Early Silurian. Western University [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184855: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 28.03.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Pentamerida - Pentameridae
Pentamerus sp. Sowerby 1813
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchotrematidae
 Orthida - Dalmanellidae
Levenea sp. Schuchert and Cooper 1931