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SILURIAN ECOSTRATIGRAPHY IN IRELAND AND SARDINIA

Objective


Studies have been done on the Silurian cephalopod and graptolite fannas and crinoids from Ireland and Sardinia. Material has been collected, examined and compared. It has become clear that the cephalopod fannas are not similar. Collections of Silurian corals have been made in Ireland and a unique assemblage of the inarticulate brachiopod, Lingula, has been described. The presence of eurypterids as members of the fossil coummunity in the upper part of the Wenlock in Sardinia has been reported.

The latest Silurian to early Devonian conodont succession in the Mason Porcus Section, south west Sardinia, has been described. New structural and biostratigraphical data based on conodont palaeontology has permitted the recognition of 3 different subunits within the Hercynian Arburese Tectonic Unit. The morphology, uncertain affinity and possible biostratigraphical usefulness of the Silurian family Regnellidae has been studied. The genus Kolihaia has been discovered in Sardinia. The lithostratigraphy and biostratigraphy of the Silurian and lowerDevonian in south west Sardinia have been established. An account of the Silurian rocks of the Charlestown inlier, Country Mayo has been completed. A map and description of the lower Palaeozoic Kildare inlier of east central Ireland have been produced. A general guide to Silurian localities in Ireland is in preparation. The sedimentation and palaeoecology of the Dunquin inlier, Dingle Peninsula, have been studied and the microfacies of Silurian limestones from the Annascaul inlier.
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CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

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THE PROVOST, FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN HEREINAFTER TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
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Trinity College
2 Dublin
Ireland

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Università degli Studi di Modena
Italy
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41100 Modena