The Burgess Shale (skeletonized fauna), Stephen Fm. (Cambrian of Canada)

Where: British Columbia, Canada (51.4° N, 116.5° W: paleocoordinates 3.4° S, 79.5° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Bathyuriscus - Elrathina zone, Stephen Formation, St Davids (509.0 - 497.0 Ma)

• "Bathyuriscus-Elrathina zone, middle M. Camb."

Environment/lithology: marine; black shale

• "deep water slope? or basin? (BA6). geosyncline; outer detrital belt"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: W. H. Fritz. 1969. Geological Setting of the Burgess Shale. Proceedings of the North American Paleontological Convention 1155-1170 [M. Uhen/J. Ju]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 215: authorized by Jack Sepkoski, entered by Mike Sommers on 20.11.1998, edited by Mark Uhen, Alex Lin and Pete Wagner

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Taxonomic list

• "S.Conway Morris 1979. The Burgess Shale (Middle Cambrian) fauna. Ann. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 1979 10:327-349. W.H. Fritz, 1969. Geological Setting of the Burgess Shale. Proc. N. Am. Paleont. Conv. 1969 p.1155-1170."
Eocrinoidea
 Gogiida - Lyracystidae
Lyracystis radiata2 Sprinkle and Collins 2006
 Gogiida - Eocrinidae
Gogia sp. Walcott 1917
Gogia stephenensis2 Sprinkle and Collins 2006
Pterobranchia
 Dendroidea -
Tergomya
 Tryblidiida - Protoconchoididae
Kutorginata
 Kutorginida - Nisusiidae
Nisusia sp. Walcott 1905
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Obolidae
Lingulella sp. Salter 1866
Paterinata
 Paterinida - Paterinidae
Dictyonina sp. Cooper 1942
Micromitra sp. Meek 1873
Paterina sp. Beecher 1891
Hyolitha
 Hyolithida - Hyolithidae
Hyolithes sp. d'Eichwald 1840
Plenocaris
  -
Trilobita
 Ptychopariida - Solenopleuridae
Solenopleurella sp. Poulson 1927 trilobite
2 species
 Ptychopariida - Ptychopariidae
Pachyaspis sp., "Elrathina sp." = Ptychoparella
Pachyaspis sp. Resser 1938 trilobite
"Elrathina sp." = Ptychoparella Poulson 1927 trilobite
3 species
 Ptychopariida - Alokistocaridae
Elrathia permulta Walcott 1918 trilobite
"Chancia palliseri" = Chanciaopsis palliseri Walcott 1908 trilobite
Ehmaniella sp. Resser 1937 trilobite
  - Burlingiidae
Burlingia hectori3 Walcott 1908 trilobite
 Corynexochida - Dolichometopidae
Bathyuriscus sp. Meek 1873 trilobite
Bathyuriscus ornatus n. sp.3 Walcott 1908 trilobite
 Corynexochida - Zacanthoididae
 Corynexochida - Oryctocephalidae
Oryctocephalus sp. Walcott 1886 trilobite
 Corynexochida - Dorypygidae
Olenoides serratus Rominger 1887 trilobite
Ogygopsis klotzi Rominger 1887 trilobite
Artiopoda
 Agnostida - Ptychagnostidae
 Agnostida - Peronopsidae
Peronopsis sp. Corda 1847
2 species - originally entered as "Peronopis sp."
 Agnostida - Eodiscidae
Deuteropoda
 Hymenocarina - Perspicarididae
Perspicaris sp. Briggs 1977
originally entered as "Peropicaris sp."
Crustacea
 Canadaspidida - Canadaspididae
Canadaspis sp. Novozhilov in Orlov 1960
 Radiodonta - Anomalocarididae
Coeloscleritophora
 Chancelloriida - Chancelloriidae
Chancelloria sp. Walcott 1920
Anthozoa
 Octocorallia - Echmatocrinidae
Echmatocrinus sp. Sprinkle 1973
Heteractinida
 Octactinellida - Eiffeliidae
Eiffelia sp. Walcott 1920
Demospongiae
 Protomonaxonida - Hazeliidae
Hazelia sp. Walcott 1920 demosponge
Hexactinellida
 Reticulosa - Protospongiidae
Protospongia sp. Salter 1864 glass sponge