Dom 1, 'Riu S'Acqua Frisca'. Cyclopygid Bed. 1.5 km east of Domusnovas (Ordovician of Italy)

Where: Sardinia, Italy (39.3° N, 8.7° E: paleocoordinates 70.0° S, 80.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Amorphognathus ordovicicus conodont zone, Punta S'Argiola Member (Domusnovas Formation), Kralodvorian (449.5 - 445.6 Ma)

• Punta S'Argiola overlies the Maciurru member; Domusnovas overlies Portixeddu formation.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; red claystone

• red fossiliferous claystones

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. Villas, W. Hammann, and D. A. T. Harper. 2002. Foliomena fauna (Brachiopoda) from the Upper Ordovician of Sardinia. Palaeontology 45(2):267-295 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185151: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 14.04.2017

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Taxonomic list

• The fauna is overwhelmingly composed of trilobites and ostracods (about 90 per cent), clearly less frequent are brachiopods (about 8 per cent) and rare echinoderms (columnalia, small thecae of Mespilocystites), hyolithids and machaeridians (about 2 per cent altogether). At this locality cyclopygid trilobites are extremely frequent and clearly dominate the fauna. In fact, the trilobite association, which was partly described by Hammann and Leone (1997), consists largely of pelagic genera (Amphitryon, Cyclopyge, Symphysops, Taklamakania, Telephina) as well as many blind benthic genera (Nankinolithus, Paraphillipsinella, Shumardia, Ulugtella), indicating a deep offshore environment.
 Corynexochida - Styginidae
Paraphillipsinella sp. Lu and Chang 1974 trilobite
 Corynexochida - Illaenidae
Ulugtella sp. Petrunina 1975 trilobite
 Ptychopariida - Shumardiidae
Shumardia sp. Billings 1862 trilobite
 Proetida - Telephinidae
Telephina sp. Marek 1952 trilobite
 Asaphida - Remopleurididae
Amphitryon sp. Hawle and Corda 1874 trilobite
 Asaphida - Cyclopygidae
Symphysops sp. Raymond 1925 trilobite
Cyclopyge sp. Hawle and Corda 1847 trilobite
 Asaphida - Raphiophoridae
Taklamakania sp. Zhang 1980 trilobite
 Asaphida - Trinucleidae
Nankinolithus sp. Lu 1957 trilobite
 Hyolithida -
Hyolithida "indet." Mathew 1962
 Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae
"Eoplectodonta (Kozlowskites) ragnari" = Kozlowskites nuntius
"Eoplectodonta (Kozlowskites) ragnari" = Kozlowskites nuntius Barrande 1879
 Strophomenida - Aegiromenidae
"Aegironetes cf. tristis" = Aegiria
"Aegironetes cf. tristis" = Aegiria
 Strophomenida - Leptestiidae
Leangella fecunda n. sp. Villas et al. 2002
 Strophomenida - Christianiidae
Christiania nilssoni Sheehan 1973
 Strophomenida - Foliomenidae
Foliomena folium Barrande 1879
 Protorthida - Skenidiidae
Skenidioides "sp. 1" Schuchert and Cooper 1931
Skenidioides "sp. 2" Schuchert and Cooper 1931
 Atrypida - Cyclospiridae
 Orthida - Chrustenoporidae
Jezercia ostiaria Havlicek and Mergl 1982
 Orthida - Dalmanellidae
Dedzetina serpaglii n. sp. Villas et al. 2002
 Orthida - Glyptorthidae
Glyptorthis sp. Foerste 1914