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Middle-Upper Ordovician trilobites and stratigraphy along the Kyrkbäcken rivulet in the Röstånga area, southern Sweden

Pålsson, Christian (1995) In Dissertations in Geology at Lund University
Department of Geology
Abstract
Middle-Upper Ordovician strata are well exposed along the Kyrkbäcken
rivulet in the Röstånga area of Scania. The investigated sequence dips about 40° towards
the south, and comprises about 26 m of strata. It consists largely of siliceous limestones,
mudstones, shales, and bentonites. The section is generally richly fossiliferous and has
yielded bivalves, brachiopods, cephalopods, gastropods, graptolites, ostracodes, and trilobites.
Eighteen trilobite species have been identified. The stratigraphical subdivision is
based on the succession of trilobites and on lithological characters. The lower part of the
section contains a great number of bentonites and it represents the Sularp Shale. It is overlain
by the Skagen Limestone. Black,... (More)
Middle-Upper Ordovician strata are well exposed along the Kyrkbäcken
rivulet in the Röstånga area of Scania. The investigated sequence dips about 40° towards
the south, and comprises about 26 m of strata. It consists largely of siliceous limestones,
mudstones, shales, and bentonites. The section is generally richly fossiliferous and has
yielded bivalves, brachiopods, cephalopods, gastropods, graptolites, ostracodes, and trilobites.
Eighteen trilobite species have been identified. The stratigraphical subdivision is
based on the succession of trilobites and on lithological characters. The lower part of the
section contains a great number of bentonites and it represents the Sularp Shale. It is overlain
by the Skagen Limestone. Black, bituminous limestones containing, e. g, Tretaspis ceriodes, are designated as the Mossen Fm. The middle and upper part of the section is
represented by shales of the Jerrestad Fm. It has yielded a diverse trilobite fauna containing, amongst others, Amphitryon radians, Opsimasaphus jaanussoni, Liocnemis recurvus, Lonchodomas portlocki, Panderia megalophthalma, and Raphiophorus tenellus. (Less)
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author
Pålsson, Christian
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
Middle-Upper Ordovician, Röstånga, Kyrkbäcken rivulet, stratigraphy, 1ithology, taxonomy, trilobites, Skagen Limestone, Sularp Shale, Mossen Fm, Jerrestad Formation
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Dissertations in Geology at Lund University
report number
63
language
English
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2370055
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  abstract     = {Middle-Upper Ordovician strata are well exposed along the Kyrkbäcken
rivulet in the Röstånga area of Scania. The investigated sequence dips about 40° towards
the south, and comprises about 26 m of strata. It consists largely of siliceous limestones,
mudstones, shales, and bentonites. The section is generally richly fossiliferous and has
yielded bivalves, brachiopods, cephalopods, gastropods, graptolites, ostracodes, and trilobites.
Eighteen trilobite species have been identified. The stratigraphical subdivision is
based on the succession of trilobites and on lithological characters. The lower part of the
section contains a great number of bentonites and it represents the Sularp Shale. It is overlain
by the Skagen Limestone. Black, bituminous limestones containing, e. g, Tretaspis ceriodes, are designated as the Mossen Fm. The middle and upper part of the section is
represented by shales of the Jerrestad Fm. It has yielded a diverse trilobite fauna containing, amongst others, Amphitryon radians, Opsimasaphus jaanussoni, Liocnemis recurvus, Lonchodomas portlocki, Panderia megalophthalma, and Raphiophorus tenellus.},
  author       = {Pålsson, Christian},
  keyword      = {Middle-Upper Ordovician,Röstånga,Kyrkbäcken rivulet,stratigraphy,1ithology,taxonomy,trilobites,Skagen Limestone,Sularp Shale,Mossen Fm,Jerrestad Formation},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Dissertations in Geology at Lund University},
  title        = {Middle-Upper Ordovician trilobites and stratigraphy along the Kyrkbäcken rivulet in the Röstånga area, southern Sweden},
  year         = {1995},
}