Unit 4, Rose Hill Formation, McCauley Section I (Silurian of the United States)

Where: West Virginia (39.0° N, 78.7° W: paleocoordinates 28.6° S, 49.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pterospathodus amorphognathoides conodont zone, Rose Hill Formation (Clinton Group), Telychian (438.5 - 433.4 Ma)

• Llandovery - Ludlow

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified, gray, green shale and lithified, ferruginous, gray, green, calcareous sandstone

• Olive to gray thin-bedded shale and thin green-gray sandstones, somewhat calcareous and ferruginous at the top.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: H. P. Woodward. 1941. Silurian System of West Virginia. West Virginia Geological Survey 14:1-326 [P. Wagner/K. Koverman/K. Koverman]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 41008: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Kimberly Koverman on 05.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Tentaculitida - Tentaculitidae