Wilkawillina Gorge buildups 2, Flinders Ranges (Cambrian of Australia)

Also known as Reef 1765

Where: South Australia, Australia (31.3° S, 138.9° E: paleocoordinates 16.9° N, 161.3° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Wilkawillina Limestone Formation (Hawker Group), Atdabanian (521.0 - 516.0 Ma)

• faunal assemblage 2

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• isolated bioherms to complexes of bioherms, 8-10 m in length and 3-5 m thick, archaeocyath-Renalcis boundstones with areas of Epiphyton-archaeocyath intergrowths

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: D. I. Gravestock. 1984. Archaeocyatha from lower parts of the Lower Cambrian carbonate sequence in South Australia. Memoir of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 2:1-139 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 81171: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 09.06.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Renalcis
  - Chabakoviacea
Renalcis sp. Vologdin 1932
Archaeocyatha
 Ajacicyathida - Veronicacyathidae
Veronicacyathus radiatus n. sp. Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Polycoscinidae
Erugatocyathus aquilinus Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
Erugatocyathus madigani Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
Erugatocyathus oppositus Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
Erugatocyathus inflexus Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Asterocyathidae
Rozanovicoscinus stellatus Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Dokidocyathidae
Dokidocyathus genuinus Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Tumulocyathidae
? Tumulocyathus transitus n. sp. Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Densocyathidae
"Joanaecyathus cupulosus" = Dailycyathus cupulosus
"Joanaecyathus cupulosus" = Dailycyathus cupulosus Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Bronchocyathidae
Gordonicyathus systylus n. sp. Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
Gordonicyathus pledgei Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Ajacicyathidae
Prethmophyllum cyclopeum n. sp., Prethmophyllum caecum, "? Loculicyathus racemiferus n. sp." = Davidicyathus racemiferus
Prethmophyllum cyclopeum n. sp. Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
Prethmophyllum caecum Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
"? Loculicyathus racemiferus n. sp." = Davidicyathus racemiferus Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida -
Somphocyathus coralloides archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Loculicyathidae
Loculicyathus alternus, "Ardrossacyathus grandis" = Neoloculicyathus grandis
Loculicyathus alternus Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
"Ardrossacyathus grandis" = Neoloculicyathus grandis Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Copleicyathidae
Spirillicyathus tenuis archaeocyath sponge
? Agastrocyathus araneosus n. sp. Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
Copleicyathus confertus archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Metacyathidae
Metaldetes dissepimentalis archaeocyath sponge
Metaldetes ferulae n. sp. Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
Metaldetes incohatus Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Jugalicyathidae
Jugalicyathus tardus Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Archaeocyathidae
Pycnoidocyathus cribrus n. sp. Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Beltanacyathidae
"Fridaycyathus biserialis" = Beltanacyathus biserialis
"Fridaycyathus biserialis" = Beltanacyathus biserialis Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
 Capsulocyathida - Coscinocyathidae
Coscinocyathus vestitus Gravestock 1984 archaeocyath sponge
Epiphyton
  - Ludloviaceae
Epiphyton sp. Bornemann 1886