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A Cambro-Ordovician fauna from the Hecla Hoek succession of Ny Friesland, Spitsbergen

Anthony Hallam
A Cambro-Ordovician fauna from the Hecla Hoek succession of Ny Friesland, Spitsbergen
Geological Magazine (1958) 95 (1): 71-76

Abstract

The upper Hecla Hoek group of the Hecla Hoek succession in Ny Friesland, northeast Spitsbergen, is subdivided into the Polarisbreen and Oslobreen series. A fauna collected from the Oslobreen dolomites and limestones in 1956 is here described and the age range shown to be greater than previously suggested. The dolomites are, at least in part, lower Cambrian; the middle and most of the lower Oslobreen limestones are lower Ordovician. The fauna contains trilobites belonging to Hystricurus, Bolbocephalus, and Bathyurus, brachiopods belonging to Obolus and Archaeorthis, gastropods belonging to Macluritella and Helicotoma, and the cephalopod Salterella.


ISSN: 0016-7568
EISSN: 1469-5081
Coden: GEMGA4
Serial Title: Geological Magazine
Serial Volume: 95
Serial Issue: 1
Title: A Cambro-Ordovician fauna from the Hecla Hoek succession of Ny Friesland, Spitsbergen
Author(s): Hallam, Anthony
Pages: 71-76
Published: 1958
Text Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, London, United Kingdom
Accession Number: 1958-002109
Categories: General paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
N79°15'00" - N80°00'00", E15°40'00" - E18°30'00"
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 1958
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