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Anticosti Island, Juncliff Mmb, Ellis Bay Formation Member (Ordovician of Canada)

Where: Québec, Canada (49.8° N, 64.3° W: paleocoordinates 21.9° S, 37.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Juncliff Member (Ellis Bay Formation), Hirnantian (445.6 - 443.7 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: gray shale

• "18 m of green and grey, fossiliferous limestone and shale. The limestone is a typically argillaceous, thin-bedded, lime mudstone with rare skeletal wackestone to packstone."

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. A. C. Gushulak. 2016. First Major Appearance of Brachiopod-Dominated Benthic Shelly Communities in the Reef Ecosystem during the Early Silurian. Western University [W. Kiessling/M. Krause] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184846: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 27.03.2017, edited by Pete Wagner

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