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Upper Silurian/Lower Devonian Stromatoporoidea from the Keyser Formation at Mustoe, Highland County, west-central Virginia

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 May 2016

Carl W. Stock
Affiliation:
Department of Geology, The University of Alabama, University 35486
Ann E. Holmes
Affiliation:
Getty Oil Company, P.O. Box 53386, New Orleans, Louisiana 70153

Abstract

Stromatoporoids are the major fossil faunal element of the Upper Limestone Member of the Keyser Formation in an outcrop at Mustoe, Virginia. The member is divided into four subunits at Mustoe, in ascending order: a bioherm, two biostromes, and a laminated micritic subunit. Stromatoporoids are found in all subunits, and they decrease in quantity upward. Nine species are described in three genera: Plexodictyon cf. P. waparksi Stearn, Parallelostroma typicum (Rosen), P. kaugatomicum (Riabinin), P. barretti (Girty), P. cf. P. barretti, P. keyserense n. sp., P. longicolumnum n. sp., P. multicolumnum n. sp., and Densastroma pexisum (Yavorsky). With the exception of P. barretti, a Lower Devonian stromatoporoid, the species of stromatoporids found at Mustoe have been known only from Silurian rocks in other areas.

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