On the saddle just north of hill 8167, Martin's Ridge (Ordovician of the United States)

Also known as Martin Ridge

Where: Eureka County, Nevada (39.2° N, 116.4° W: paleocoordinates 6.4° S, 77.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: B Member (Copenhagen Formation), Mohawkian (457.5 - 452.5 Ma)

Environment/lithology: yellow limestone

• Overlying the "lower sandstone" occurs about 150 feet of thin-bedded, yellow-weathering limestone abounding in fossils. Generally the specimens are not well preserved, and they are not silicified.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by F.C. Shaw and H.B. Whittington in 1965

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: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 186187: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 17.06.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Orthotetida - Triplesiidae
Oxoplecia monitorensis n. sp. Cooper 1956
 Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae
"Eoplectodonta alternata" = Eoplectodonta (Eoplectodonta) alternata Butts 1942
 Strophomenida - Syndielasmatidae
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
"Macrocoelia occidentalis" = Colaptomena
"Macrocoelia occidentalis" = Colaptomena
 Pentamerida - Camerellidae
 Orthida - Plaesiomyidae
 Lingulida - Lingulasmatidae