Quarry at Talfan Farm, west of Llanddowror (Ordovician of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Loc. 6

Where: Wales, United Kingdom (51.8° N, 4.5° W: paleocoordinates 43.5° S, 18.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Shelly Zone 3 brachiopod zone, Sholeshook Formation, Cautleyan (449.5 - 445.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shelly/skeletal, argillaceous, cherty/siliceous limestone

• "The formation is typically an argillaceous-calcareous or arenaceous-calcareous rock (often not a true limestone), easily weathered to rottenstone and characterised by a particularly rich and varied trilobite fauna with abundant cystoids and brachiopods also." (Price, 1973, Geol. J. 8(2)).

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast

Collection methods: NMW = National Museum of Wales

Primary reference: L. R. M. Cocks. 2014. The Late Ordovician brachiopods of southern Pembrokeshire and adjacent south-western Wales. Special Papers in Palaeontology 91:1-89 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185101: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 10.04.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Strophomenata
 Orthotetida - Triplesiidae
Triplesia hintsae Cocks 2014
Ogmoplecia plicata Wiman 1907
 Billingsellida - Gonambonitidae
Kullervo grandis Cocks 2014
 Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae
Kozlowskites nuntius Barrande 1879
 Strophomenida - Leptestiidae
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
? Mackerrovia jinei n. sp. Cocks 2014
 Strophomenida - Strophomenidae
Rhynchonellata
 Atrypida - Anazygidae
Catazyga hicksi Reed 1905
 Orthida - Linoporellidae
 Orthida - Dalmanellidae
Onniella jonesi Davidson 1883
 Orthida - Glyptorthidae
 Orthida - Orthidae
 Orthida - Productorthidae
Nicolella crabbi n. sp. Cocks 2014
 Orthida - Hesperorthidae
Dolerorthis intercostata de Sowerby and Murchison 1839
 Orthida - Platystrophiidae
 Orthida - Giraldiellidae
? Giraldiella sp. Williams 1951
Craniata
 Craniopsida - Craniopsidae
Paracraniops sp. Williams 1963