Moorowie Formation, South Australia - Sorauf 1995 (Cambrian of Australia)

Where: South Australia, Australia (30.0° S, 135.0° E: paleocoordinates 16.3° N, 166.0° W)

• local area-level geographic resolution

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

• Equivalent to the Flinders Range of South Australia. Deposited during transgressive and highstand phases of the sequence showing transition from non marine to marine of a young seaway.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, bioturbated, calcareous wackestone

• boundstones, mudcracks, calcareous wackestone (red in color), bioturbation, trough crossbedding

Preservation: original calcite, replaced with calcite, replaced with phosphate

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

• Specimens are spherulitic clustes or parallel calcite fibers, but mostly clusters of calcite crystallites (original).

Primary reference: J. E. Sorauf and M. Savarese. 1995. A Lower Cambrian coral from South Australia. Palaeontology 38(4):757-770 [M. Patzkowsky/P. Borkow/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 8094: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Phil Borkow on 19.06.2000

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Taxonomic list

• List does not include possible stromatolites. These are found in the formation but it is unclear whether they were collected
 Tabulaconida - Tabulaconidae
Flindersipora bowmani Lafuste et al. 1991
 Tabulaconida -
  - Chabakoviacea
Renalcis sp. Vologdin 1932
 Oscillatoriales - Girvanellaceae
Girvanella sp. Nicholson and Etheridge 1878
  - Ludloviaceae
Epiphyton sp. Bornemann 1886