S2 near Gold Point (Cambrian of the United States)

Also known as Reef 3462

Where: Esmeralda County, Nevada (37.3° N, 117.3° W: paleocoordinates 1.2° S, 95.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Bonnia-Olenellus trilobite zone, Harkless Formation, Dyeran (515.3 - 511.2 Ma)

• Bonnia-Olenellus Zone near top of Harkless Fm. AGE: Waucoban; refined by A. Hendy (6/2009) on the basis of biostratigraphic data (= Bonnia-Olenellus zone, which is Dyeran; PJW).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified bindstone

• Composition of bioherm: 7% archaeocyaths

•24% Renalcis

•4.5% coralomorphs

•36% lime mud

•12.6% cement

•10% quartz sand

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, peel or thin section,

Primary reference: M. Hicks. 2006. A new genus of Early Cambrian coral in Esmeralda County, southwestern Nevada. Journal of Paleontology 80:609-615 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 63883: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 23.08.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Archaeocyathida - Metacyathidae
Metaldetes sp. archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Archaeocyathidae
Archaeocyathus sp. Billings 1861 archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Archaeosyconidae
Archaeosycon sp. archaeocyath sponge
 Tabulaconida -
Harklessia yuenglingensis n. gen. n. sp. Hicks 2006
  - Chabakoviacea
Renalcis sp. Vologdin 1932