La Valute Casermetta (VC) section, sample 1 (Silurian of Italy)

Where: Italy (46.6° N, 12.1° E: paleocoordinates 46.6° N, 12.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Nölbling Formation, Wenlock (433.4 - 427.4 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lithified limestone

• A few metres of dark cephalopod limestone, heavily affected by tectonically induced recrystallization and with a few pelitic intercalation, crops out. The complete section is referred to the Nölbling Fm. Abundant nautiloid cephalopods occur in well-defined beds in the lower and in the central parts of the section; however the state of preservation is very poor and the fauna is re-crystallized, preventing taxonomic attribution.

Size class: microfossils

Primary reference: C. Corradini, M. Pondrelli, L. Simonetto, M. G. Corriga, C. Spalletta, T. J. Suttner, E. Kido, A. Mossoni, and P. Serventi. 2016. Stratigraphy of the La Valute area (Mt. Zermula massif, Carnic Alps, Italy). Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana 55(1):55-78 [E. Jarochowska/S. Haegele]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 187995: authorized by Emilia Jarochowska, entered by Sarah Haegele on 20.08.2017

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Taxonomic list

Conodonta
 Ozarkodinida - Spathognathodontodae
Wurmiella excavata Branson and Mehl 1933 conodont
  - Strachanognathidae
Belodella resima Philip 1965 conodont
Pseudooneotodus bicornis Drygant 1974 conodont
Subspecies"Pseudooneotodus bicornis bicornis"
Pseudooneotodus beckmanni Bischoff and Sannemann 1958 conodont