Dom 3, `Tagliafuoco'. Cyclopygid Bed (Ordovician of Italy)

Where: Sardinia, Italy (39.3° N, 8.7° E: paleocoordinates 70.0° S, 80.2° 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)

• The exposure shows the middle part (levels 4±5) of the Punta S'Argiola Member. Punta S'Argiola overlies the Maciurru member; Domusnovas overlies Portixeddu formation.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; red claystone

• The Cyclopygid Bed consists of reddish, bedded, uniform claystones with clearly a lower content of calcium carbonate than at localities Dom 1 and Dom 2b. Fossils are evenly distributed across many bedding planes.

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 185158: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 14.04.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Strophomenida - Christianiidae
Christiania nilssoni Sheehan 1973
 Strophomenida - Foliomenidae
Foliomena folium Barrande 1879
 Orthida - Chrustenoporidae
Jezercia ostiaria Havlicek and Mergl 1982
 Orthida - Dalmanellidae
Dedzetina serpaglii Villas et al. 2002
 Orthida - Glyptorthidae
Glyptorthis sp. Foerste 1914