Attatched coelobiont series, near Pt. Amour, Fox Cove, and L'Anse au Diable (Cambrian of Canada)

Where: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (53.3° N, 60.3° W: paleocoordinates 36.5° S, 71.0° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Bonnia-Olenellus trilobite zone, Forteau Formation, Dyeran (516.0 - 513.0 Ma)

• The formation encompasses two series: lower series - begins stratigraphically only a few meters above the top of the underlying Bradore Sandstone; upper - biostromal series with less pronounced ""reef"" characteristics that occur and seperated from lower series by about 20m of interbedded siltstones, shales and sandstones. AGE: Waucoban; refined by A. Hendy (6/2009) on the basis of biostratigraphic data (= Bonnia-Olenellus zone).

•Modified further to Dyeran (PJW).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: original calcite, original silica

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: D. R. Kobluk and N. P. James. 1979. Cavity-dwelling organisms in Lower Cambrian patch reefs from southern Labrador. Lethaia 12(3):193-218 [M. Patzkowsky/P. Borkow]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 9894: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Phil Borkow on 30.01.2001

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• It should be noted that for some organism groups, such as trilobite, only some of the genera are identified, mostly for biostratigraphical correlation.
  - Ludloviaceae
Epiphyton sp. Bornemann 1886
 Foraminifera -
Foraminifera indet. foram
Fungi indet. Jahn and Jahn 1959
 Archaeocyathida - Dictyocyathidae
Retilamina sp. Debrenne and James 1981 archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Metacyathidae
Metaldetes profundus archaeocyath sponge
 Cystoporata - Ceramoporidae
Cyanobacteria indet. Stanier 1973
Renalcis-like algae
Bija sibirica
  - Chabakoviacea
Bija cf. sibirica Vologdin 1932
  - Chabakoviacea
Renalcis sp. Vologdin 1932
 Oscillatoriales - Girvanellaceae
Girvanella sp. Nicholson and Etheridge 1878