Locality 38, unit 8 (Silurian of Canada)

Where: Northwest Territories, Canada (74.8° N, 93.4° W: paleocoordinates 2.0° N, 31.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: C Member (Read Bay Formation), Ludlow (427.4 - 423.0 Ma)

• unit is 54 feet thick

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, shelly/skeletal, gray, yellow limestone

• Limestone; crinoidal in part, greyish yellow, weathering similar, thin-bedded, flaggy to slabby, more or less dense, medium to coarsely crystalline

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: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188896: authorized by Melanie Hopkins, entered by Melanie Hopkins on 20.09.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Rhynchonellata
 Pentamerida - Pentameridae
Cephalopoda
 Orthocerida - Orthoceratidae