Moorowie Mine bioherm, Flinders Ranges (Cambrian of Australia)

Also known as Reef 1769

Where: South Australia, Australia (31.0° S, 139.2° E: paleocoordinates 17.3° N, 162.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Moorowie Formation, Botomian (516.0 - 512.9 Ma)

• upper parts of of the lower unit 9, middle Moorowie Formation, Late Botomian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: platform or shelf-margin reef; lithified reef rocks

• calcimicrobe-archaeocyathan bioherm
• slumped reefal blocks within a megabreccia

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: M. Fuller and R. Jenkins. 2007. Reef corals from the Lower Cambrian of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Palaeontology 50(4):961-980 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 79944: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 28.03.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Epiphyton
  - Ludloviaceae
Epiphyton sp. Bornemann 1886
Renalcis
  - Chabakoviacea
Renalcis sp. Vologdin 1932
Hormogoneae
 Oscillatoriales - Girvanellaceae
Girvanella sp. Nicholson and Etheridge 1878
Anthozoa
 Tabulaconida -
 Tabulaconida - Tabulaconidae
Blinmanipora hawkerensis n. gen. n. sp. Fuller and Jenkins 2007
Flindersipora bowmani n. gen. n. sp. Lafuste et al. 1991
Flindersipora cancelli n. sp. Fuller and Jenkins 2007
Radiocyatha
 Acanthinocyathida - Acanthinocyathidae
Archaeocyatha
 Ajacicyathida - Polycoscinidae
"Erugatocyathus papillatus" = Polycoscinus
"Erugatocyathus papillatus" = Polycoscinus archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Ajacicyathidae
 Ajacicyathida - Robertocyathidae
Robertocyathus brenti n. sp. archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Archaeocyathidae
Pycnoidocyathus parvulus archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Archaeopharetridae
Archaeopharetra typica archaeocyath sponge