Dunabrattin / Bunmahon area, Unit II (Ordovician of Ireland)

Where: Ireland (52.1° N, 7.3° W: paleocoordinates 54.5° S, 23.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Dunabrattin Limestone Formation, Aurelucian (460.9 - 457.5 Ma)

Environment/lithology: basinal (siliceous); calcareous shale and argillaceous limestone

• "Unit II is approximately 20 m thick and consists

•of calcareous shale with impure limestone bands

•becoming more frequent than in Unit I and contains

•a shelly fauna dominated by benthic filter feeders

•(Carlisle 1979).", in Liljeroth, 2017

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: M. Liljeroth, D. A. T. Harper, H. Carlisle and A. T. Nielsen. 2017. Ordovician rhynchonelliformean brachiopods from Co. Waterford, SE Ireland: Palaeobiogeography of the Leinster Terrane. Fossils and Strata (62)1-164 [B. Kröger/B. Kröger]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188895: authorized by Björn Kröger, entered by Björn Kröger on 20.09.2017

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Taxonomic list

Strophomenata
 Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae
 Strophomenida - Leptestiidae
Rhynchonellata
 Orthida - Hesperorthidae
Hesperorthis leinsterensis Liljeroth et al. 2017