UCMP loc. B6083 Mazourka Canyon (Ordovician of the United States)

Where: Inyo County, California (36.9° N, 118.1° W: paleocoordinates 5.8° S, 85.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Anomalorthis brachiopod zone, Badger Flat Formation (Mazourka Group), Whiterockian (471.8 - 457.5 Ma)

• starting in the Anomalorthis zone and possibly extending into the Rhysostrophia zone; Was Mazourka, but now Badger Flat

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast

Primary reference: J. L. Greife and R. L. Langenheim, Jr. 1963. Sponges and brachiopods from the Middle Ordovician Mazourka Formation, Independence quadrangle, California. Journal of Paleontology 37(3):564-574 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel/J. Marcot]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 119486: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 27.10.2011, edited by Jonathan Marcot

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

? Mastopora sp. Eichwald 1840
 Rhombifera - Glyptocystitidae
 Lyssacinosa - Stiodermatidae
? Hyalostelia sp. glass sponge
 Lithistida - Anthaspidellidae
Patellispongia cf. oculata Bassler 1927 demosponge
 Tetractinellida - Archaeoscyphidae
Hesperocoelia undulata Bassler 1927 demosponge