Cutting on old A40 road above Fron, near Whitland (Ordovician of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Loc. 5

Where: Wales, United Kingdom (51.8° N, 4.7° W: paleocoordinates 43.5° S, 18.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• Overlies Myrdim Shale

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shelly/skeletal, argillaceous 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

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 185144: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 13.04.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Orthotetida - Chilidiopsidae
Fardenia gwaliae Cocks 2014