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Biostratigraphical dating of the Thornton Fossil Konservat-Lagerstätte, Silurian, Illinois, USA

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DOI: 10.1002/gj.916

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Abstract

Graptoloid graptolites, conodonts and chitinozoans from the lower part of the Racine Dolomite Formation at the Material Services Corporation quarry at Thornton indicate that the Fossil Konservat-Lagerstätte here is of late Sheinwoodian (early Wenlock) age. It is thus of an age approximately midway between those of the other Midwest Lagerstätten: within the Brandon Bridge Formation at Waukesha (Telychian), and the Mississinewa Shale (Gorstian) and Lecthaylus Shale (Gorstian). Conodonts indicate that the Fossil Konservat-Lagerstätte at Thornton corresponds to the ‘post Kockelella walliseri interregnum’ sensu Jeppsson (1997Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences88: 91–114)

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Biostratigraphical dating of the Thornton Fossil Konservat-Lagerstätte, Silurian, Illinois, USA
Series title:
Geological Journal
DOI:
10.1002/gj.916
Volume
37
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wiley
Description:
10 p.
First page:
269
Last page:
278
Online Only (Y/N):
N
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N