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Unit 5 - TH4 and BH5, Punta S'Argiola (Ordovician of Italy)

Where: Sardinia, Italy (40.0° N, 8.0° E: paleocoordinates 69.2° S, 79.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Punta S'Argiola Member (Domusnovas Formation), Kralodvorian (449.5 - 445.6 Ma)

• BA 5/6 Foliomena community. Listed as upper Kralodvorian

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; lithified, shelly/skeletal, calcareous mudstone

• Fossiliferous, dark, reddish-gray, slightly calcareous mudstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: BA 5/6 Foliomena community; Member occurs in five outcrops, but is only .89 to 1.5 meters thick, (on average 1.1 m). All the photographed specimens come from these two locations (only approx. 15 km apart) and so I will consider this a pooled sample, despite more than one location.

Primary reference: F. Leone, W. Hammann, R. Laske, E. Serpagli, and E. Villas. 1991. Lithostratigraphic units and biostratigraphy of the post-sardic Ordovician sequence in south-west Sardinia. Bollettino della Societá Paleontologica Italiana 30:201-235 [P. Novack-Gottshall/P. Hearn] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 75890: authorized by Phil Novack-Gottshall, entered by Paul Hearn on 05.11.2007

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