Locality 2. Attleboro (Cambrian of the United States)

Also known as Shaler & Foerste's locality 2; updated by Landing (1988).

Where: Massachusetts (42.0° N, 71.3° W: paleocoordinates 68.0° S, 65.4° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Callavia trilobite zone, Upper Member (Weymouth Formation), Branchian (517.1 - 509.0 Ma)

• Botomian; Callavia zone

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, red, argillaceous wackestone

• trilobite wacke- to packestone, with rare lime mudstone pebbles, thin to medium bedded, bright red, weathers red, argillaceous, slaty

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: N. S. Shaler and A. F. Foerste. 1888. Preliminary description of North Attelboro fossils. Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology Bulletin 16:27-41 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 56854: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 27.11.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Agnostida - Calodiscidae
Calodiscus lobatus3 Hall 1847
 Agnostida - Weymouthiidae
Serrodiscus bellimarginatus3 Shaler and Foerste 1888
Serrodiscus weymouthioides n. sp.2 Fletcher and Theokritoff 2008
 Agnostida - Hebediscidae
 Redlichiida - Ellipsocephalidae
Strenuella strenua3 Billings 1874 trilobite
 Obolellida - Obolellidae
Obolella atlantica3 Walcott 1890
 Lingulida - Obolidae
 Orthothecida - Gracilithecidae
 Scenelloidea - Scenellidae
Scenella reticulata3 Billings 1872
 Helcionellida - Trenellidae
Mackinnonia ? corrugata1 Bengtson et al. 1990