8 miles southwest of Leeds (Ordovician of the United States)

Where: Alabama (33.5° N, 86.6° W: paleocoordinates 29.4° S, 79.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Oepikodus communis conodont zone, Odenville Formation, Blackhillsian (478.6 - 471.8 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: dolomitic limestone

• Thin lower unit dominated by mottled dolomitic limestone and an upper unite composed of stylonodular fossiliferous limestone. The limestone in the lower unit is medium dark gray to dark gray, thick bedded to massive, micritic (skeletal wackestone), and contains abundant irregular mottled areas composed of light-greenish-gray, finely crystaline dolomite and dolomitic limestone.

•This grades upward into dark-gray, thick-bedded, fossiliferous dolomitic limestone (skeletal wackestone) characterized by well-developed stylonodular laminae.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: replaced with silica

Primary reference: E. O. Ulrich and G. A. Cooper. 1938. Ozarkian and Canadian Brachiopoda. Geological Society of America Special Paper 13(8):1-323 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 186526: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 23.06.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Strophomenida - Taffiidae