Munterowen, 4.5 km S-SE of Leenaun (Silurian of Ireland)

Where: Ireland (53.6° N, 9.7° W: paleocoordinates 18.5° S, 24.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Kilbride Formation, Telychian (438.5 - 433.4 Ma)

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified, lag, shelly/skeletal siltstone and lithified mudstone

• "These represent the deepest water conditions, locally, in the Kilbride Formation and are probably equivalent to Benthic Assemblage Zone 5 (Clorinda Community) of various authors. The shells beds are interpreted as winnowed lags, in the distal storm belt." - Blake et al., 2017
• "The siltstones and mudstones exposed at this locality contain a shelly fauna commonly concentrated in thin shell beds (Harper and Doyle 2003) and they comprise Facies G of Doyle (1994)." - Blake et al., 2017

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: D. B. Blake, S. K. Donovan, and D. A. T. Harper. 2017. A new Silurian ophiuroid from the west of Ireland. Irish Journal of Earth Sciences 25:57-66 [S. Cole/S. Cole]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 191007: authorized by Selina Cole, entered by Selina Cole on 03.01.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

  - Encrinasteridae
Crepidosoma doylei n. sp. Blake et al. 2017 brittle star