Zap Valley, northwest of Cukurca (Ordovician of Turkey)

Where: Turkey (37.3° N, 43.5° E: paleocoordinates 45.0° S, 116.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Sort Tepe Formation, Katian (453.0 - 445.2 Ma)

• Paris et al. (2007a, 2007b) have determined chitinozoan assemblages in the upper parts of the Şort Tepe Formation dated to the late Caradoc (middle Katian).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified shale

• Outer shelf environment representing the culmination of a period of marine transgression

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Repository: Natural History Museum of Maden Tetkik ve Arama Genel Müdürlüğü, Ankara (MTANHMSETR)

Primary reference: J. C. Lamsdell, I. Hosgor, and P. A. Selden. 2013. A new Ordovician eurypterid (Arthropoda: Chelicerata) from southeast Turkey: evidence for a cryptic Ordovician record of Eurypterida. Gondwana Research 23:354-366 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184932: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 30.03.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Xiphosurida -
Paraeurypterus anatoliensis n. gen. n. sp. Lamsdell et al. 2013 eurypterid