AK4a, Akimiski Island (Silurian of Canada)

Where: Nunavut, Canada (53.2° N, 81.1° W: paleocoordinates 15.3° S, 43.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Attawapiskat Formation, Telychian (438.5 - 433.4 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified limestone

• coral-stromatoporoid reef

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: collected area: 4 m²

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: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184879: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 28.03.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Pentamerida - Pentameridae
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
Gotatrypa hedei Struve 1966