Stamping Ground Mbr., Lexington Limestone, Kentucky (Ordovician of the United States)

Where: Kentucky (38.0° N, 84.7° W: paleocoordinates 27.3° S, 63.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Stamping Ground Member (Lexington Limestone Formation), Chatfieldian (460.9 - 449.5 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithified, shelly/skeletal, gray packstone and lithified, shelly/skeletal shale

• environmental call based on field notes of Holland and Patzkowsky

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original calcite

Reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: E. R. Cressman. 1973. Lithostratigraphy and depositional environments of the Lexington Limestone (Ordovician) of central Kentucky. USGS Professional Paper 768:1-61 [M. Patzkowsky/M. Patzkowsky/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34558: authorized by Steven Holland, entered by Steven Holland on 09.09.2003, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Proetida - Proetidae
"Proetidella sp." = Decoroproetus
"Proetidella sp." = Decoroproetus Pribyl 1946 trilobite
Ostracoda
 Palaeocopida -
Gastropoda
 Trochonematoidea - Lophospiridae
Lophospiridae indet. Wenz 1938 snail
Loxoplocus (Lophospira)
 Euomphalina - Holopeidae
cf. Cyclora sp. Hall 1845 snail
Graptolithina
 Diplograptoidea - Diplograptidae
Diplograptus sp. diplograptoid
Rhynchonellata
 Atrypida - Anazygidae
Zygospira sp. Hall 1862
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchotrematidae
 Orthida - Platystrophiidae
 Orthida - Plectorthidae
? Hebertella sp. Hall and Clarke 1892