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Table Point, "Middle Table Head", 17 feet (Ordovician of Canada)

Where: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (50.4° N, 57.5° W: paleocoordinates 28.5° S, 42.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Histiodella kristinae conodont zone, Table Cove Formation (Table Head Group), Chazyan (468.1 - 460.9 Ma)

• Footage estimated from Figure 3 of Whittington and Kindle 1963 and confirmed from reported stratigraphic ranges in Whittington 1965. Table Cove Formation (Klappa et al 1980) = "Middle Table Head Formation" of Whittington and Kindle 1963.

Environment/lithology: slope; lithified, rubbly, gray limestone

• Environmental interpretation from Stenzel et al 1990
• "The lowest 60 feet is thin-bedded, rubbly, dark-gray limestones, much of which shows evidence of having been broken or moved by slumping".

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by C. H. Kindle and H.B. Whittington in 1958, 1961; reposited in the GSC

Collection methods: bulk, mechanical,

Primary reference: H. B. Whittington and C. H. Kindle. 1963. Middle Ordovician Table Head Formation, western Newfoundland. Geological Society America Bulletin 74:745-758 [M. Hopkins/M. Hopkins] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 104800: authorized by Melanie Hopkins, entered by Melanie Hopkins on 10.02.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)