Locality 40, unit 53, 12 foot below top (Silurian to of Canada)

Where: Northwest Territories, Canada (74.8° N, 93.5° W: paleocoordinates 3.0° N, 33.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: A Member (Read Bay Formation), Wenlock to Wenlock (433.4 - 423.0 Ma)

• unit is 145 feet thick; fauna collected 12 feet below top of unit

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, gray, argillaceous lime mudstone and poorly lithified shale

• Argillaceous limestone; light grey to medium dark-grey, weathering yellowish grey, very thin-bedded, flaggy, hard, dense, sublithographic to finely crystalline; a few beds medium to coarsely crystalline; irregularly bedded; light to medium grey shale partings constitute significant elements

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by R. Thorsteinsson in 1950-53; reposited in the GSC

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: R. Thorsteinsson. 1958. Cornwallis and Little Cornwallis Islands, District of Franklin, Northwest Territories. Geological Survey of Canada Memoirs 294:1-134 [M. Hopkins/M. Hopkins/M. Hopkins]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188791: authorized by Melanie Hopkins, entered by Melanie Hopkins on 18.09.2017

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Taxonomic list

Strophomenata
 Strophomenida - Strophonellidae
Rhynchonellata
 Atrypida - Lissatrypidae
"Atrypella sp." = Atrypoidea
"Atrypella sp." = Atrypoidea Mitchell and Dun 1920
 Rhynchonellida - Camarotoechiidae
Camarotoechia "sp. C" Hall and Clarke 1893
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
Pterinea sp. Goldfuss 1832 oyster
Anthozoa
 Auloporida - Syringoporidae