Sirius Passet, Buen Fm (Cambrian of Greenland)

Also known as Sirius Passet Lagerst├Ątte

Where: Peary Land, Greenland (82.8° N, 42.2° W: paleocoordinates 22.5° S, 49.7° W)

When: Nevadella trilobite zone, Lower Member (Buen Formation), Atdabanian (520.0 - 516.0 Ma)

• Trilobite zone is based on the presence of Buenellus higginsi.

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; shale

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression, soft parts, recrystallized

Collection methods: surface (float)

• Almost 6000 fossiliferous slabs were selected during visits between 1985 and 2006.

Primary reference: S. Conway Morris and J. S. Peel. 2008. The earliest annelids: Lower Cambrian polychaetes from the Sirius Passet Lagerst├Ątte, Peary Land, North Greenland. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 53:137-148 [A. Lin/A. Lin]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 90574: authorized by Alex Lin, entered by Alex Lin on 07.08.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Kleptothule rasmusseni
  -
 Radiodonta -
Hadranax augustus
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Hadranax augustus5 Budd and Peel 1998
Trilobita
 Redlichiida - Nevadiidae
Buenellus higginsi1 Blaker 1988 trilobite
500+
Pauloterminus spinodorsalis
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Isoxys
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Isoxys volucris n. sp.8 Williams et al. 1996
originally entered as "Isoxys volueris"
 Nektaspida - Liwiidae
Buenaspis forteyi3 Budd 1999
Polychaeta
  - Phragmochaetidae
Phragmochaeta canicularis Conway Morris and Peel 2008
Aculifera
  - Halkieriidae
Halkieria evangelista6 Conway Morris and Peel 1995
unclassified
  -
Porifera indet.5 Grant 1836
Demospongea
 Protomonaxonida - Choiidae
Choia hindei4 Dawson 1896 demosponge
 Life -