Austinville (Cambrian of the United States)

Where: Virginia (36.9° N, 80.9° W: paleocoordinates 30.1° S, 96.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Plagiura - Poliella zone, Flatwood Member (Shady Formation), Dyeran (516.0 - 513.0 Ma)

• "l. M.Cambrian (~Lenian) Plagiura-Poliella." Now Dyeran (PJW).

Environment/lithology: carbonate

• "carbonates; BA3?"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: R. Willoughby. 1976. Lower and Middle Cambrian fossils from the Shady Fm., Austinville, VA. Geological Society of America Abstract Program 8:301-302 [M. Uhen/J. Ju/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 195: authorized by Jack Sepkoski, entered by Mike Sommers on 20.11.1998

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Taxonomic list

• "R. Willoughby, 1976. Lower and Middle Cambrian fossils from the Shady Fm., Austinville, VA. GSA Abst. Prog. 8:301-302. used by Bambach (1977)."
Artiopoda
 Agnostida - Eodiscidae
Pagetia ellsi Rasetti 1945
Trilobita
  - Antagmidae
Onchocephalus sp. Resser 1937 trilobite
 Ptychopariida - Alokistocaridae
 Ptychopariida - Ptychopariidae
Caborcella sp. Lochman 1948 trilobite
3 species
 Corynexochida - Zacanthoididae
Mexicaspis sp. Lochman 1948 trilobite
 Corynexochida - Dorypygidae
Kootenia oblivia trilobite
Helcionelloida
 Helcionellida - Coreospiridae
Latouchella sp. Cobbold 1921
2 species
 Helcionellida - Helcionellidae
Helcionella sp. Grabau and Shimer 1909
Kutorginata
 Kutorginida - Nisusiidae
Nisusia festinata Billings 1861
Paterinata
 Paterinida - Paterinidae
Paterina sp. Beecher 1891
2 species
Inarticulata
  -
 Hyolithelminthida - Hyolithellidae
Hyolithellus micans Billings 1871
Poliella
  - Dolichometopidae
Poliella virginica
originally entered as "Polliella virginica"