Conasauga - group summary (Cambrian of the United States)

Where: Georgia (34.4° N, 85.3° W: paleocoordinates 27.0° S, 98.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Consauga Group, Cambrian (538.8 - 485.4 Ma)

• group-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: unlithified limestone and lithified shale

• massive blue to black crystalline limestones, fine-grained light-gray limestones, and greenish to yellow shales

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. T. Allen and J. G. Lester. 1954. Contributions to the Paleontology of Northwest Georgia. Georgia Geological Survey Bulletin 62:1-166 [R. Gastaldo/J. Allen/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 164675: authorized by Steven Holland, entered by Steven Holland on 10.12.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Reticulosa - Protospongiidae
Brooksella (cf. Brooksella) alternata Walcott 1896 glass sponge
 Olenida - Aphelaspidae
"Asphelaspis hamblensis" = Aphelaspis
"Asphelaspis hamblensis" = Aphelaspis trilobite
 Ptychopariida - Tricrepicephalidae
 Ptychopariida - Marjumiidae
Armonia elongata Walcott 1916 trilobite
 Ptychopariida - Crepicephalidae
Coosia superba trilobite
 Ptychopariida - Ptychopariidae
"Solenopleurella buttsi" = Spencella buttsi
"Solenopleurella buttsi" = Spencella buttsi Resser 1938 trilobite
 Ptychopariida - Alokistocaridae
Elrathia sp. Walcott 1924 trilobite
 Asaphida - Asaphidae
Asaphiscus sp., "Blania gregaria" = Asaphiscus (Blainia) gregarius, "Eteraspis glabra" = Asaphiscus glaber
Asaphiscus sp. Meek 1873 trilobite
"Blania gregaria" = Asaphiscus (Blainia) gregarius Walcott 1916 trilobite
"Eteraspis glabra" = Asaphiscus glaber Walcott 1916 trilobite