Cliff- top exposure west of Balnakeil Church (Ordovician to 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: Balnakeil Formation (Durness Group), Stairsian to Stairsian (485.4 - 471.8 Ma)

• Horizon 33 m above 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 188689: authorized by Björn Kröger, entered by Björn Kröger on 13.09.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Ellesmerocerida - Ellesmeroceratidae
Bassleroceras sp. Ulrich and Foerste 1936
 Endocerida -
Endocerida indet. Hyatt in Zittel 1900
 Endocerida - Proterocameroceratidae
 Endocerida - Chihlioceratidae