Devils Hollow 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: Devils Hollow Member (Lexington Limestone Formation), Chatfieldian (460.9 - 449.5 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified, shelly/skeletal, white, cherty/siliceous grainstone and lithified, peloidal, shelly/skeletal, gray lime mudstone

• 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 34560: authorized by Steven Holland, entered by Steven Holland on 09.09.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Leperditicopida - Leperditiidae
Eoleperditia sp. Swartz 1949 ostracod
 Leperditicopida - Isochilinidae
? Teichochilina sp. Swartz 1949 ostracod
 Modiomorphida - Modiomorphidae
Colpomya constricta Ulrich 1894 clam
 Trochonematoidea - Lophospiridae
"Loxoplocus (Donaldiella) cf. decursa" = Lophospira decursa, "Loxoplocus (Lophospira) aff. oweni" = Paupospira oweni
"Loxoplocus (Donaldiella) cf. decursa" = Lophospira decursa Ulrich and Scofield 1897 snail
"Loxoplocus (Lophospira) aff. oweni" = Paupospira oweni Ulrich and Scofield 1897 snail
 Bellerophontida - Tropidodiscidae
Tropidodiscus sp. Meek and Worthen 1866 snail
 Atrypida - Anazygidae
Zygospira sp. Hall 1862