Collins Quarry, Fossil Ridge (Cambrian of Canada)

Where: British Columbia, Canada (51.4° N, 116.5° W: paleocoordinates 3.7° S, 80.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Bathyuriscus-Elrathina trilobite zone, Emerald Lake Oncolite Member (Burgess Shale Formation), Delamaran (513.0 - 505.0 Ma)

• Pagetia walcotti subzone

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep-water; lithified shale

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: J. K. Rigby and D. Collins. 2004. Sponges of the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale and Stephen Formations, British Columbia. Royal Ontario Museum Contributions in Science 1:1-155 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 121964: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 13.12.2011, edited by Lin Na and Martin Smith

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Radiodonta - Anomalocarididae
 Radiodonta - Hurdiidae
Nectocaris pteryx
  - Nectocarididae
Nectocaris pteryx2 Conway Morris 1976
Demospongea
 Protomonaxonida - Hazeliidae
Hazelia dignata Walcott 1920 demosponge
 Lithistida - Vauxiidae
Vauxia bellula Walcott 1920 demosponge