south scarp of Baylor Mountains (Ordovician of the United States)

Where: Culberson County, Texas (32.0° N, 104.8° W: paleocoordinates 14.8° S, 90.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Sierrite Member (Hitt Canyon Formation), Tremadocian (485.4 - 477.7 Ma)

• in the lower part of the El Paso Limestone just above the Bliss sandstone. PJW: the Sierrite member of the Hitt Canyon formation is the El Paso Group formation just above the Bliss Sandstone

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: limestone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: recrystallized, original aragonite

Primary reference: E. O. Ulrich, A. F. Foerste, and A.K. Miller. 1943. Ozarkian and Canadian cephalopods. Part II, Brevicones. Geological Society of America Special Papers 49:1-240 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 189131: authorized by Björn Kröger, entered by Björn Kröger on 05.10.2017

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Taxonomic list

Cephalopoda
 Endocerida - Piloceratidae
Piloceras sp. Obata 1939