MC-547 (Cambrian of the United States)

Where: Burnet County, Texas (30.8° N, 98.3° W: paleocoordinates 16.5° S, 98.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Aphelaspis trilobite zone, Lion Mountain Member (Riley Formation), Paibian (497.0 - 494.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, glauconitic sandstone and lithified limestone

• highly glauconitic sandstone containing in the lower part numerous tangential lenses of limestone composed essentially of trilobite remains

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by A. R. Palmer in the 1940s; reposited in the UNSM

Collection methods: mechanical,

Primary reference: A. R. Palmer. 1954. The Faunas of the Riley Formation in Central Texas. Journal of Paleontology 28(6):709-786 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 208690: authorized by Melanie Hopkins, entered by Melanie Hopkins on 08.04.2020

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Acrotretida - Acrotretidae
 Ptychopariida - Elviniidae
Dunderbergia variagranula Palmer 1954 trilobite
 Corynexochida - Cheilocephalidae
"Cheilocephalus breviloba" = Cheilocephalus brevilobus
"Cheilocephalus breviloba" = Cheilocephalus brevilobus Walcott 1916 trilobite
 Olenida - Aphelaspidae
Aphelaspis longifrons Palmer 1954 trilobite
Aphelaspis constricta Palmer 1954 trilobite
Aphelaspis walcotti Resser 1938 trilobite