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Article: Ostracoda from the Upper Silurian Stonehouse Formation, Arisaig, Nova Scotia, Canada

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 3
Part: 1
Publication Date: May 1960
Page(s): 93 103
Author(s): M. J. Copeland
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COPELAND, M. J. 1960. Ostracoda from the Upper Silurian Stonehouse Formation, Arisaig, Nova Scotia, Canada. Palaeontology3, 1, 93–103.

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Several species of ostracods of the genera Beyrichia, Kloedenia, Leperditia, and Primitia have been described from Upper Silurian strata of the Stonehouse formation near Arisaig, Nova Scotia. Previous indentifications of some of these ostracods are considered doubtful due in part to the confusion arising from their original descriptions by James Hall (1860). The present examination gives more detailed information concerning these previously described species and reveals for the first time the presence of several species previously recorded only from northern Europe. On the basis of the contained ostracod fauna, correlation of the Stonehouse formation is made with the Beyrichia Limestone of the Baltic region.
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