Unit 10, Rose Hill Formation, Narrows Section (Silurian of the United States)

Where: Giles County County, Virginia (37.2° N, 80.0° W: paleocoordinates 29.7° S, 51.1° 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)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: transition zone or lower shoreface; lithified, green shale and lithified sandstone

• Olive-green shales and interbedded dark-brown to red or gray rusty-weathering sandstones; much jointed.

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 41080: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Kimberly Koverman on 06.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Phacopida - Calymenidae
Ostracoda
 Beyrichiacea - Zygobolbidae
Lophophorata
 Tentaculitida - Tentaculitidae
Strophomenata
 Productida - Chonetidae
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Anoplothecidae
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchotrematidae