Moorowie Mine bioherm, Flinders Ranges (Cambrian of Australia)

Also known as Reef 1769

Where: South Australia, Australia (31.0° S, 139.2° E: paleocoordinates 17.3° N, 162.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Moorowie Formation, Botomian (516.0 - 512.9 Ma)

• upper parts of of the lower unit 9, middle Moorowie Formation, Late Botomian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: platform or shelf-margin reef; lithified reef rocks

• calcimicrobe-archaeocyathan bioherm
• slumped reefal blocks within a megabreccia

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: M. Fuller and R. Jenkins. 2007. Reef corals from the Lower Cambrian of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Palaeontology 50(4):961-980 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 79944: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 28.03.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Archaeocyatha
 Archaeocyathida - Archaeocyathidae
Pycnoidocyathus parvulus archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Archaeopharetridae
Archaeopharetra typica archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Robertocyathidae
Robertocyathus brenti n. sp. archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Ajacicyathidae
 Ajacicyathida - Polycoscinidae
"Erugatocyathus papillatus" = Polycoscinus
"Erugatocyathus papillatus" = Polycoscinus archaeocyath sponge
Radiocyatha
 Acanthinocyathida - Acanthinocyathidae
Anthozoa
 Tabulaconida - Tabulaconidae
Flindersipora bowmani n. gen. n. sp. Lafuste et al. 1991
Flindersipora cancelli n. sp. Fuller and Jenkins 2007
Blinmanipora hawkerensis n. gen. n. sp. Fuller and Jenkins 2007
 Tabulaconida -
Renalcis
  - Chabakoviacea
Renalcis sp. Vologdin 1932
Hormogoneae
 Oscillatoriales - Girvanellaceae
Girvanella sp. Nicholson and Etheridge 1878
Epiphyton
  - Ludloviaceae
Epiphyton sp. Bornemann 1886