Mesodouvillina-Quadrifarius Community in the Holy Cross Mountains (Silurian of Poland)

Where: Poland (51.0° N, 21.0° E: paleocoordinates 45.3° S, 58.9° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Istriograptus transgrediens graptolite zone, Pridoli (423.0 - 419.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone

• "This is a typical BA 2-3 boundary region fauna from limestone, as indicated by the abundant rugose and tabulate corals plus the Conocardium, forms commonly absent from siliciclastic environments in any abundance and taxic diversity. The disarticulated nature of the shells suggests a moderate level of turbulence."
• "limestone"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast

Collection methods: Numerical abundances are stated in text.

Primary reference: L. Teller and A. J. Boucot. 1999. Polish Ludlow-Lower Devonian communities. In A. J. Boucot and J. D. Lawson (eds.), Paleocommunities--a case study from the Silurian and Lower Devonian 350-354 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 23040: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 08.07.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Trilobita indet. Walch 1771 trilobite
 Odontopleurida - Odontopleuridae
Leonaspis sp. Richter and Richter 1917 trilobite
 Aulacopleurida - Aulacopleuridae
Otarion sp. Zenker 1833 trilobite
 Phacopida - Acastidae
Acaste sp. Goldfuss 1843 trilobite
 Phacopida - Homalonotidae
 Phacopida - Calymenidae
Calymene sp. Brongniart 1822 trilobite
 Proetida - Proetidae
 Lichida - Lichidae
"Lobopyge sp." = Belenopyge
"Lobopyge sp." = Belenopyge Pek and Vanek 1991 trilobite
Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
 Tentaculitida - Tentaculitidae
Tentaculites sp. von Schlotheim 1820
 Productida - Strophochonetidae
Protochonetes sp. Muir-Wood 1962
 Orthotetida - Chilidiopsidae
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
Leptaena amelia Havlicek 1967
 Strophomenida - Strophodontidae
"Strophodonta sp." = Strophomena (Strophodonta)
"Strophodonta sp." = Strophomena (Strophodonta) Hall 1852
 Strophomenida - Amphistrophiidae
 Strophomenida - Shaleriidae
"Shaleria ornatella" = Shaleria (Janiomya) ornatella
"Shaleria ornatella" = Shaleria (Janiomya) ornatella Davidson 1871
 Athyridida - Rhynchospirinidae
Homoeospira baylei Davidson 1848
 Athyridida - Nucleospiridae
 Spiriferida - Delthyrididae
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
Atrypa reticularis Linnaeus 1758
species name in quotes
 Rhynchonellida -
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchotrematidae
 Rhynchonellida - Hebetoechiidae
 Orthida - Draboviidae
Salopina cf. lunata Sowerby 1839
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
Dalejina sp. Havlicek 1953
 Orthida - Dalmanellidae
"Isorthis canaliculata" = Levenea canaliculata Lindström 1861
Resserella canalis Sowerby 1839
 Lingulida - Disciniidae
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
Conocardium sp. Bronn 1835
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Cornulitida - Cornulitidae
Cornulites sp. Schlotheim 1820
Anthozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1834
 Auloporida - Syringoporidae
Syringopora schmidti tabulate coral
 Auloporida - Auloporidae
Aulopora enodis Klaamann 1966 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Favositidae
Mesofavosites imbellis Klaamann 1961 tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Ptenophyllidae
 Stauriida - Kyphophyllidae