Kirkidium knighti Community, Podolia (Silurian of Ukraine)

Where: Ukraine (48.0° N, 26.0° E: paleocoordinates 22.0° S, 7.5° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Ludlow (427.4 - 423.0 Ma)

• Konovka "suite" and lower part of Tsviklevtsy "suite" in the Malinovtsy "series" (upper part of Tiritian "superhorizon" and lower part of Ulichian "superhorizon").

Environment/lithology: marine; grainstone and marl

• "Specimens disarticulated...rough water community...Environment is turbulent, from outside the littoral zone. [Interbedded community is BA 2.]"
• "The rock type is a sand-sized, detrital limestone. Interbedded are marls and argillaceous, nodular limestones containing the Salopina lunata Community, which belongs to BA 2."

Collection methods: Abundances given for brachiopods.

Primary reference: V. P. Gritsenko, A. A. Istchenko, L. I. Konstantinenko and P. D. Tsegelnjuk. 1999. Animal and plant communities of Podolia. In A. J. Boucot and J. D. Lawson (eds.), Paleocommunities--a case study from the Silurian and Lower Devonian 462-487 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 23376: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 12.07.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
 Pentamerida - Gypidulidae
 Pentamerida - Pentameridae
"Kirkidium knightii" = Kirkidium knighti
"Kirkidium knightii" = Kirkidium knighti Sowerby 1813
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
 Rhynchonellida - Hebetoechiidae
Sphaerirhynchia wilsoni de Sowerby 1816
Stromatoporoidea
 Labechiida - Lophiostromatidae
 Actinostromatida - Pseudolabechiidae
Anthozoa
 Auloporida - Syringoporidae
Syringopora afabilis tabulate coral
subsp. zonata
 Favositida - Favositidae
Mesofavosites alveolitoides Sokolov 1952 tabulate coral
subsp. konovskiensis
 Cystiphyllida - Tryplasmatidae
 Stauriida - Ptenophyllidae
 Stauriida - Kyphophyllidae