US Highway 19 at Elway (Ordovician of the United States)

Where: Russell County, Virginia (37.0° N, 82.0° W: paleocoordinates 30.3° S, 67.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Cahabagnathus sweeti conodont zone, Elway Formation, Chazyan (468.1 - 460.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, fine-grained, gray, cherty/siliceous limestone

• The rock is usually a fine-grained, light-gray limestone interbedded with layers of dark-gray to black chert.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite, replaced with calcite

Reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: G. A. Cooper. 1956. Chazyan and related brachiopods. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 127:1-1245 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 186172: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 16.06.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Strophomenida - Glyptomenidae
Pionomena neumani Cooper 1956
 Strophomenida - Strophomenidae
 Pentamerida - Camerellidae
 Atrypida - Protozygidae
 Orthida - Plaesiomyidae
Dinorthis holdeni Willard 1928
 Orthida - Plectorthidae
 Lingulida - Obolidae