Upper Ordovician conodonts from the Malongulli Formation, Cliefden Caves area, central New South Wales

J. A. Trotter, B. D. Webby

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    Abstract

    Thirty-seven spicule-dominated clasts from limestone breccia in the lower part of the Upper Ordovician Malongulli Formation of the Cliefden Caves area, central New South Wales, have yielded a collection of 2657 conodonts. These have been assigned to 48 species. This allochthonous assemblage is a mixture of North American Midcontinent and North Atlantic-type pelagic elements, reflecting derivation from warm shallow and cooler deeper zones of the low-latitude, offshore Malongulli site. The graptolite horizons are late Eastonian in age. There is little evidence of reworking of the conodonts from older horizons. Twelve species have close North American Midcontinent affinities and may be correlated, using graphic methods, with the lower half of the Zone of Oulodus velicuspis, i.e. within the North American mid-upper Edenian Stage. -from Authors

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)475-499
    Number of pages25
    JournalAGSO Journal of Australian Geology & Geophysics
    Volume15
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1994

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