Loc. 51546, Boothia Felix Fm., Boothia Peninsula - Palmer et. al 1981 (Cambrian of Canada)

Where: Nunavut, Canada (68.8° N, 93.0° W: paleocoordinates 10.4° S, 56.8° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Crepicephalus zone, Boothia Felix Formation, Dresbachian (501.0 - 485.4 Ma)

• Formation as a whole is approximately 100-150m thick which apparently lies unconformably on Precambrian crystalline basement. The specimens from Loc. 51546 are 20m from the base of the formation. The environment is described as being subtidal, well agitated, and nearshore

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shoreface; lithified, dolomitic, ooidal sandstone

• brown weathering dolomitic sandstone, composed predominantly of moderately well sorted, well rounded, medium size quartz grains cemented by carbonate. A few ooids are present, and almost all fossil fragments have oolite coatings.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. R. Palmer, J. W. Cowie, and J. W. Eby. 1981. A Late Cambrian (Dresbachian, Crepicephalus Zone) fauna from the Boothia Peninsula, District of Franklin. Canada Geological Survey, Geological Survey Bulletin (300)1-6 [M. Patzkowsky/P. Borkow]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 10776: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Phil Borkow on 21.06.2001

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Taxonomic list

 Aulacopleurida - Crepicephalidae
Crepicephalus sp. Owen 1852 trilobite
 Ptychopariida - Lonchocephalidae
Terranovella dorsalis Hall 1863 trilobite
 Hyolithida - Hyolithidae
Hyolithes sp. d'Eichwald 1840
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
2 fragments whic hare undeterminable