U. S. Highway 60, 100 yards southeast of Whistle Creek (Ordovician of the United States)

Where: Virginia (37.7° N, 78.8° W: paleocoordinates 82.1° S, 66.8° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Whistle Creek Formation, Chazyan (468.1 - 460.9 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: black, argillaceous, cherty/siliceous limestone and calcareous shale

• black, cherty, argillaceous limestone and calcareous shale locally found near the base of the formation

Size class: macrofossils

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 186183: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 16.06.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Strophomenata
 Orthotetida - Triplesiidae
Oxoplecia costellata n. sp. Cooper 1956
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
Macrocoelia elegantula n. sp. Cooper 1956