Shore cliff west of Balnakeil (Ordovician of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (58.6° N, 4.8° W: paleocoordinates 58.6° N, 4.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: M. dianae conodont zone, Durness Group, Stairsian (485.4 - 478.6 Ma)

• Precise horizon unknown but considered to be either close to the top of the Sangomore Formation or near the base of Balnakeil Formation.

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, shelly/skeletal, thrombolitic carbonate

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

• Sclerite

Preservation: original aragonite

Primary reference: D.H. Evans. 2011. The Lower Ordovician cephalopod faunas of the Durness Group, North-West Scotland. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society, London 165:1-131 [B. Kröger/B. Kröger]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188688: authorized by Björn Kröger, entered by Björn Kröger on 13.09.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Cephalopoda
 Ellesmerocerida - Rudolfoceratidae
Ectocycloceras levisense Ulrich et al. 1944