Locality 40, unit 33 (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 59.2 feet thick

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, brown, argillaceous packstone and poorly lithified lime mudstone

• Limestone; in part fossil fragmental, light brown to yellowish grey, weathering to mottled greyish brown and moderate red, very thin and irregularly bedded, flaggy; alternating sublithographic and crystalline beds

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 188820: authorized by Melanie Hopkins, entered by Melanie Hopkins on 19.09.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Ostracoda
 Leperditicopida - Leperditiidae
Leperditia "sp. D" Rouault 1851 ostracod
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida - Delthyrididae
Howellella "sp. A" Kozlowski 1946
Gastropoda
 Murchisoniina - Hormotomidae
Coelocaulus "sp. D" Oehlert and Oehlert 1888 snail
Cephalopoda
 Actinocerida - Armenoceratidae
Anthozoa
 Favositida - Favositidae
Favosites "sp. A" Lamarck 1816 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
Striatopora flexuosa Hall 1852 tabulate coral