Ocieseki Sandstone Formation - Orlowski 1985 (Cambrian of Poland)

Where: Poland (51.0° N, 20.0° E: paleocoordinates 34.4° S, 108.8° E)

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Holmia - Protolenus zone, Ocieseki Sandstone Formation, Atdabanian (520.0 - 516.0 Ma)

• Was Tommotian-Atdabanian

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, gray sandstone

• Sandstones containing the fossils were deposited along the south-western margin of the Precambrian European platform.
• gray and olive colored sandstone

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: S. Orlowski. 1985. A trilobite with North American affinity in the Lower Cambrian of Poland. Journal of Paleontology 59(4):975-978 [M. Patzkowsky/P. Borkow/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 7905: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Phil Borkow on 06.06.2000

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Taxonomic list

• Taxonomic list includes generic identification for trilobites, brachiopods, hyolithids, and gastropods which were found in the sequence, but not identified past phylum or class.
Trilobita
  -
Trilobita indet. Walch 1771 trilobite
  - Atopidae
Atops granulatus n. sp. trilobite
 Redlichiida - Ellipsocephalidae
 Redlichiida - Holmiidae
Xiphosura
 Aglaspida - Paleomeridae
Hyolitha
 Hyolithida -
Hyolithida indet. Mathew 1962
Brachiopoda
  -
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Ichnofossils -
Cruziana sp. d'Orbigny 1842
Rusophycus sp. Hall 1852