Comley Quarry, Comley (Cambrian of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (52.6° N, 2.8° W: paleocoordinates 86.5° S, 19.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Rhombocorniculum cancellatum small shelly zone, Lower Limestone Member (Lower Comley Formation), Branchian (520.0 - 513.0 Ma)

• See Rushton (1974): The Cambrian of Wales & England, pp. 43 - 123 in Holland, C.H. The Cambrian of the British Isles, Norden and Spitzenbergen.

•Hinz suggests Botomian, but Siveter et al. make it clear that it should be Atdabanian.

•Given the zones, Branchian is most appropriate (PJW).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: limestone

• Rushton (1974): shallow-water environment

Size class: microfossils

Primary reference: I. Hinz. 1987. The Lower Cambrian microfauna of Comley and Rushton, Shropshire, England. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 198(1-3):41-100 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 79928: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 27.03.2008, edited by Hallie Street

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Textulariina
 Astrorhizacea - Bathysiphonidae
 Hallucishaniids -
Microdictyon
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Trilobita
 Corynexochida - Chengkouiidae
"Micmacca ellipsocephaloides" = Acanthomicmacca ellipsocephaloides, Micmacca comleyensis n. sp., Micmacca protolenoides n. sp.
"Micmacca ellipsocephaloides" = Acanthomicmacca ellipsocephaloides Cobbold 1910 trilobite
Micmacca comleyensis n. sp. Cobbold 1931 trilobite
Micmacca protolenoides n. sp. Cobbold 1931 trilobite
 Corynexochida - Dorypygidae
Dorypyge lakei Cobbold 1911 trilobite
Strettonia comleyensis n. gen. n. sp. Cobbold 1931 trilobite
 Agnostida - Eodiscidae
Eodiscus simplex n. sp. Cobbold 1931 trilobite
Eodiscus bellimarginatus Shaler and Foerste 1888 trilobite
 Agnostida - Solenopleuridae
"Strenuella spinosa" = Oreisator tichkaensis
"Strenuella spinosa" = Oreisator tichkaensis Geyer and Malinky 1997 trilobite
 Agnostida - Weymouthiidae
Weymouthia nobilis Ford 1872 trilobite
 Asaphida - Andrarinidae
"Liostracus sp." = Andrarina, Liostracus comleyensis
"Liostracus sp." = Andrarina Raymond 1937 trilobite
Liostracus comleyensis Richter 1919 trilobite
 Redlichiida - Paradoxididae
Paradoxides cf. sjogreni Linnarsson 1877 trilobite
 Ptychopariida - Ellipsocephalidae
Strenuella platycephala Cobbold 1910 trilobite
Strenuella calceola n. sp. Cobbold 1931 trilobite
Protolenus indet. Matthew 1892 trilobite
Protolenus pustulatus Cobbold 1910 trilobite
 Ptychopariida - Ptychopariidae
"Pagetia annio" = Ptychoparia annio, "Pagetia attleborensis" = Ptychoparia attleborensis
"Pagetia annio" = Ptychoparia annio Cobbold 1910 trilobite
"Pagetia attleborensis" = Ptychoparia attleborensis Shaler and Foerste 1888 trilobite
 Protoconodontida -
Protoconodonta
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Protohertzina "sp. indet." Missarzhevsky 1973
Palaeoscolecida
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Helcionelloida
 Helcionellida - Helcionellidae
Protowenella sp. Runnegar and Jell 1976
Conodonta
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Hyolitha
 Orthothecida -
"Hyolithus (Orthotheca) sp." = Orthotheca, Hyolithus (Orthitheca) striata n. sp., Hyolithus (Orthitheca) holmi n. sp.
"Hyolithus (Orthotheca) sp." = Orthotheca Novak 1886
Hyolithus (Orthitheca) striata n. sp. Cobbold 1931
Hyolithus (Orthitheca) holmi n. sp. Cobbold 1931
 Hyolithida - Hyolithidae
"Hyolithus cf. lenticularis" = Hyolithes, "Hyolithus similus" = Hyolithes, "Hyolithus strettonensis" = Hyolithes, "Hyolithus cf. terranovicus" = Hyolithes, "Hyolithus (Orthitheca) cf. degeeri" = Hyolithes, Hyolithus mimicus n. sp., Hyolithus pallidus n. sp.
"Hyolithus cf. lenticularis" = Hyolithes
"Hyolithus similus" = Hyolithes
var. comleyensis nov.
"Hyolithus strettonensis" = Hyolithes
"Hyolithus cf. terranovicus" = Hyolithes
"Hyolithus (Orthitheca) cf. degeeri" = Hyolithes
Hyolithus mimicus n. sp. Cobbold 1931
Hyolithus pallidus n. sp. Cobbold 1931
Brachiopoda
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Eccentrotheca kanesia Landing et al. 1980
 Tommotiida - Lapworthellidae
 Tommotiida - Sunnaginiidae
Sunnaginia imbricata Rozanov et al. 1969
Lingulata
 Acrotretida -
 Lingulida - Obolidae
 Lingulida - Eoobolidae
"Lingulella viridis" = Eoobolus viridis
"Lingulella viridis" = Eoobolus viridis Cobbold 1921
Paterinata
 Paterinida - Paterinidae
"Micromitra (Paterina) labradorica" = Paterina
"Micromitra (Paterina) labradorica" = Paterina
 Hyolithelminthida - Hyolithellidae
 Hyolithelminthida - Torellellidae
Rushtonia sp. Cobbold and Pocock 1934
Rhombocorniculum cancellatum
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Coleoloides typicalis
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Coleoloides typicalis Walcott 1889