Bed C. Eskilslund (Ordovician of Sweden)

Where: Sweden (57.1° N, 16.9° E: paleocoordinates 38.4° S, 8.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Asaphus expansus trilobite zone, Holen Formation, Kunda (468.1 - 463.5 Ma)

• Bed "c" of Bohlin 1949. Age and stratigraphy based on Nordlund 1989 (GFF 111:64-94) and Struresson 1986 (GFF 108:331-348).

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified, glauconitic, green marl

• dark green soft marly limestone rich in glauconite and containing lenses of hard, lighter-colored limestone with higher percentage of CaCO3

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

Primary reference: B. Bohlin. 1949. The Asaphus Limestone in northernmost Ă–land. Bulletin of the Geological Institution of the University of Uppsala 33:529-570 [M. Hopkins/M. Hopkins]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188217: authorized by Melanie Hopkins, entered by Melanie Hopkins on 25.08.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Corynexochida - Illaenidae
 Phacopida - Pterygometopidae
Pterygometopus sp. Schmidt 1881 trilobite
 Phacopida - Cheiruridae
Cyrtometopus clavifrons Dalman 1827 trilobite
 Asaphida - Asaphidae
"Megalaspis acuticauda" = Megistaspis (Megistaspidella) acuticauda Angelin 1854 trilobite
"Megalaspis cf. hyorrhina" = Megistaspis trilobite
Niobe sp. Angelin 1851 trilobite
Asaphus expansus Wahlenberg 1821 trilobite
Asaphus cf. raniceps Dalman 1827 trilobite
 Asaphida - Nileidae
Symphysurus palpebrosus Barrande 1852 trilobite
 Asaphida - Raphiophoridae
 Lichida - Lichidae
"Lichas erici" = Metopolichas erici Warburg 1939 trilobite
"Lichas aff. celorrhin" = Metopolichas celorrhin Angelin 1854 trilobite
Lichas platyrhinus Schmidt 1907 trilobite
Strophomenata
 Billingsellida - Polytoechiidae
Rhynchonellata
 Orthida - Orthidae
Orthis callactis Dalman 1827
 Orthida - Lycophoriidae
Lycophoria nucella Dalman 1828
Craniata
 Craniida - Craniidae
Pseudocrania sp. M'Coy 1851
Stenolaemata
 Trepostomata - Monticuliporidae
Monticulipora sp. Dorbigny 1850