Gold Point Reef, middle part of the reef (Cambrian of the United States)

Also known as Reef 4335

Where: Esmeralda County, Nevada (37.4° N, 117.3° W: paleocoordinates 1.3° S, 95.3° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: lower Member (Poleta Formation), Botomian (516.0 - 512.9 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

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

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: S. B. Pruss, M. L. Slaymaker, E. F. Smith, A. Y. Zhuravlev, and D. A. Fike. 2021. Cambrian reefs in the lower Poleta Formation: a new occurrence of a thick archaeocyathan reef near Gold Point, Nevada, USA. Facies 67(14) [W. Kiessling/M. Krause/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 218892: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 03.03.2021

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Polychaeta
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 Hyolithelminthida - Hyolithellidae
? Hyolithellus sp. Billings 1872
Hyolithellus insolitus Voronin et al. 1982
Archaeocyatha
 Archaeocyathida - Gatagacyathidae
Gatagacyathus sp. archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Syringocnemidae
Williamicyathus colvillensis Greggs 1959 archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Archaeopharetridae
Protopharetra junensis Zhuravleva 1987 archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Archaeocyathidae
Archaeocyathus arborensis Okulitch 1954 archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Copleicyathidae
? Metacyathellus sp. Debrenne and Zhuravlev 1990 archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Claruscoscinidae
Claruscoscinus sp. Handfield 1971 archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Ajacicyathidae
Robustocyathellus sp. Konyushkov 1972 archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Ethmophyllidae
Ethmophyllum whitneyi Meek 1868 archaeocyath sponge
? Cordilleracyathus sp. Handfield 1971 archaeocyath sponge