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Stinchar River tributary, Craigneil farm, Colmonell, Girvan District (Ordovician of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (55.1° N, 4.9° W: paleocoordinates 22.2° S, 30.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Nemagraptus gracilis graptolite zone, Superstes Mudstone Formation, Costonian (460.9 - 457.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; lithified mudstone and lithified, concretionary, calcareous limestone

• Gray-green mudstones (red when weathered) with widely dispersed discoidal nodules of limestone about 4 to 5 cm thick and 15 cn or so in diameter

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: R. P. Tripp, A. Williams, and C. R. C. Paul. 1981. On an exposure of the Ordovician superstes Mudstones at Colmonell, Girvan District, Strathclyde . Scottish Journal of Geology 17:21-25 [P. Novack-Gottshall/P. Hearn/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 76076: authorized by Phil Novack-Gottshall, entered by Paul Hearn on 12.11.2007

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