DM-A/9. unnamed valley about 1 km northeast of the Qalyankesh Mountain (Ordovician of Iran)

Also known as Close to the Shahrud University mine at about 8.5 km north of the Kalat-e Molla village.

Where: Iran (36.4° N, 54.7° E: paleocoordinates 15.6° S, 149.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Paltodus deltifer deltifer conodont zone, Lower Member (Deh-Molla U16 Formation), Tremadoc (485.4 - 477.7 Ma)

• Informal formation name.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, medium-grained, shelly/skeletal, gray limestone

• Bioclastic grey medium-bedded limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: acetic,

• The nodules have been slightly etched with dilute acetic acid to free the moulds from their attached shells.

Primary reference: M. Ghobadi Pour, M. R. Kebriaee-Zadeh, and L. Popov. 2011. Early Ordovician (Tremadocian) brachiopods from the Eastern Alborz Mountains, Iran. Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences 60:65-82 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185922: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 24.05.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Ptychopariida - Shumardiidae
Lingulata
 Acrotretida - Acrotretidae
 Lingulida - Paterulidae
Diencobolus sp. Holmer et al. 2001
 Lingulida - Zhanatellidae
Conodonta
 Conodontophorida -
 Protopanderodontida -
Paltodus deltifer Lindström 1955 conodont
Paltodus deltifer deltifer
 Protopanderodontida - Oneotodontidae
Variabiliconus cf. variabilis Lindström 1955 conodont