Moccasin Formation, west of Scales (red marble zone) (Ordovician of the United States)

Where: Tazewell County, Virginia (37.0° N, 81.0° W: paleocoordinates 30.0° S, 61.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Moccasin Formation, Caradocian (460.9 - 449.5 Ma)

• Turinian

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fine-grained, gray limestone and fine-grained, red siltstone

• Transitional beds between golden-gray limestone and red mudrock, limestone, and siltstone. Reds predominate. The beds are varicolored, dense, fine-grained, and medium-bedded.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: B. N. Cooper and C. E. Prouty. 1943. Stratigraphy of the Lower Middle Ordovician of Tazewell County, Virginia. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 54:819-886 [S. Holland/T. Hanson/T. Hanson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34333: authorized by Steven Holland, entered by Tori Hanson on 27.08.2003

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Taxonomic list

Tetradium fibratum
  - Florideophyceae
"Tetradium fibratum" = Prismostylus fibratum
"Tetradium fibratum" = Prismostylus fibratum Safford 1856