Pisgah Gap, Clinchport, Virginia (Ordovician of the United States)

Also known as Reef 3254

Where: Virginia (36.6° N, 82.7° W: paleocoordinates 29.9° S, 67.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Bowen Formation, Llanvirn (466.0 - 460.9 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified, red, silty, calcareous mudstone and lithified, hardground, silty lime mudstone

• Fenestral lime mudstone preserved as elevated hardgrounds

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original calcite

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: F. K. McKinney, F. Webb, Jr., and M. J. McKinney. 2001. Middle Ordovician infratidal bryozoan-dominated microreefs (Bowen Formation, southwestern Virginia, USA). Memorie di Scienze Geologiche 53:125-137 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34738: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 18.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Trepostomida -
Batostoma sp. Ulrich 1882
sp. A and B
  - Phylloporinidae
Chasmatopora sp. Eichwald 1860
 Cryptostomata - Rhinidictyidae
Pachydictya sp. Ulrich 1882
Stictopora sp. Hall 1847
 Trepostomata - Dittoporidae
Hemiphragma sp. Ulrich 1893
 Trepostomata - Batostomellidae
Bythopora sp. Miller and Dyer 1878
 Cystoporata - Ceramoporidae
Ceramoporella sp. Ulrich 1882
  - Solenoporaceae
Solenopora sp. Dybowski 1877
 Ichnofossils -
Trypanites sp. M├Ągdefrau 1932