Yorke Peninsula, Tepper's Knoll, Koolywurtie bioherms (Cambrian of Australia)

Also known as Reef 3763

Where: South Australia, Australia (34.4° S, 137.9° E: paleocoordinates 13.7° N, 161.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Koolywurtie Member (Parara Formation), Botomian (516.0 - 513.0 Ma)

• Syringocnema favus beds

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• complex of stacked bioherms and flanking beds capped by Girvanella boundstones

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: A. Y. Zhuravlev and D. I. Gravestock. 1994. Archaeocyaths from Yorke Peninsula, South Australia and archaeocyathan Early Cambrian zonation. Alcheringa 18(1):1-54 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 81016: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 26.05.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Archaeocyathida - Kruseicnemidae
Kruseicnema gracilis archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Syringocnemidae
Syringocnema favus archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Dictyocyathidae
Graphoscyphia graphica archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Archaeocyathidae
Pycnoidocyathus latiloculatus archaeocyath sponge
Pycnoidocyathus vicinisepta archaeocyath sponge
Sigmofungia flindersi archaeocyath sponge
Archaeocyathus rete archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Archaeopharetridae
Archaeopharetra irregularis archaeocyath sponge
? Archaeopharetra sp. archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Loculicyathidae
Ardrossacyathus endotheca archaeocyath sponge
 Monocyathida - Monocyathidae
Archaeolynthus dissonus archaeocyath sponge
Archaeolynthus sp. Taylor 1910 archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Ajacicyathidae
Stapicyathus cera archaeocyath sponge
"Prethmophyllum biporosum" = Kisasacyathus archaeocyath sponge
Ajacicyathus aequitriens archaeocyath sponge
Ajacicyathus foraminatus archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Sajanocyathidae
"Diplocyathellus carmen" = Zonacyathus
"Diplocyathellus carmen" = Zonacyathus archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Bronchocyathidae
Thalamocyathus trachealis archaeocyath sponge
Thalamocyathus partitus archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Densocyathidae
? Leptosocyathus sp. archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Veronicacyathidae
"? Veronicacyathus ? concavus" = Veronicacyathus, "Bractocyathus labiosus" = Veronicacyathus
"? Veronicacyathus ? concavus" = Veronicacyathus archaeocyath sponge
"Bractocyathus labiosus" = Veronicacyathus archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Polycoscinidae
"Erugatocyathus scutatus" = Polycoscinus, "Erugatocyathus cymbricensis" = Polycoscinus
"Erugatocyathus scutatus" = Polycoscinus archaeocyath sponge
"Erugatocyathus cymbricensis" = Polycoscinus archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Asterocyathidae
Erismacoscinus bilaterialis archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Coscinoptyctidae
Coscinoptycta convoluta archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Ethmocoscinidae
Ethmocoscinus papillipora archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Dokidocyathidae
Dokidocyathus zero archaeocyath sponge
 Acanthinocyathida - Acanthinocyathidae
  - Hetairacyathidae
  - Ludloviaceae
Epiphyton sp. Bornemann 1886
  - Chabakoviacea
Renalcis sp. Vologdin 1932
 Oscillatoriales - Girvanellaceae
Girvanella sp. Nicholson and Etheridge 1878