OSU Navigation Bar

The Ohio State University University Libraries Knowledge Bank

Occurrence, Stratigraphic Distribution, and Abundance of Chitinozoa from the Middle Devonian Columbus Limestone of Ohio

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/22397

Show full item record

Files Size Format View
V076N5_214.pdf 2.678Mb PDF View/Open

Title: Occurrence, Stratigraphic Distribution, and Abundance of Chitinozoa from the Middle Devonian Columbus Limestone of Ohio
Creators: Wright, Robert P.
Issue Date: 1976-09
Citation: The Ohio Journal of Science. v76, n5 (September, 1976), 214-224
Abstract: Chitinozoa from the Middle Devonian Columbus Limestone of central Ohio belong to eight species of the genera Alpenachitina, Ancyrochitina, Angochitina, Conochitina, Desmochitina, and Eisenackitina. Two new species, Ancyrochitina frankeli and Eisenackitina robusta, are described. The Chitinozoa occur in carbonate rocks such as mudstone, grainstone and packstone that represent well circulated open marine conditions. They are absent from dolomite which represents sediment deposited at a shallow water depositional site characterized by restricted water circulation. Comparison of the Columbus Limestone Chitinozoa with faunas from similar Middle Devonian strata in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri indicates that the Middle Devonian Wabash Platform, located in Indiana, effectively restricted the distribution of chitinozoans in the Illinois and Appalachian Basins.
Description: Author Institution: The Department of Geology and Mineralogy, The Ohio State University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/22397
ISSN: 0030-0950
Bookmark and Share