Rye Cove (Ordovician of the United States)

Also known as Benbolt Formation, Rye Cove, Virginia

Where: Scott County, Virginia (36.7° N, 82.7° W: paleocoordinates 29.3° S, 62.9° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

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

• Ashbyan

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal ramp; lithified, peloidal, shelly/skeletal, gray, argillaceous packstone and lithified, calcareous mudstone

• Lithology based on field notes of S.M. Holland

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original calcite

Primary reference: R. S. Bassler. 1950. New genera of American Middle Ordovician "Cystoidea". Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 40(9):273-277 [S. Holland/S. Holland/S. Holland]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37904: authorized by Steven Holland, entered by Steven Holland on 27.03.2004, edited by Pete Wagner

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Taxonomic list

 Glyptosphaeritida - Eumorphocystidae
"Regnellicystis typicalis n. gen. n. sp." = Eumorphocystis multiporata
"Regnellicystis typicalis n. gen. n. sp." = Eumorphocystis multiporata Branson and Peck 1940
  - Springerocystidae
Columbocystis typica n. gen. n. sp.
Columbocystis typica n. gen. n. sp. Bassler 1950
 Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae
Sowerbyella crassa
Sowerbyella socialis crassa
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
 Protorthida - Skenidiidae
 Atrypida - Protozygidae
 Orthida - Paurorthidae
 Orthida - Glyptorthidae
 Orthida - Plaesiomyidae
Dinorthis transversa Willard 1928
 Orthida - Plectorthidae
Mimella globosa Willard 1928