Casera La Valute (CLV) section, sample 1 (Silurian of Italy)

Where: Italy (46.6° N, 12.1° E: paleocoordinates 56.9° S, 63.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Kockelella crassa conodont zone, Nölbling Formation, Ludlow (427.4 - 423.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lithified limestone

• The section starts with 1.2 m of dark grey limestone with abundant nautiloid cephalopods, and continues with 3.4 m of partly covered black shales of the Nölbling Fm. The upper part of the section consists of well-bedded light grey, at place pinkish, wackestone-packstone of the Alticola Fm. Pyrite nodules, partly oxidized and dissolved, occur in the lower part of the unit.

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 187998: authorized by Emilia Jarochowska, entered by Sarah Haegele on 20.08.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Ozarkodinida - Kockelellidae
 Ozarkodinida - Spathognathodontodae
Wurmiella excavata Branson and Mehl 1933 conodont