Digermul Peninsula, Lower Breivik Member 2 (Cambrian of Norway)

Where: Norway (70.6° N, 28.2° E: paleocoordinates 48.7° S, 5.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Member (Breivik Formation), Manykaian (541.0 - 530.0 Ma)

• Combined section from several localities, but fossil data for each horizon supposedly from one locality

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: transition zone or lower shoreface; lithified siltstone and lithified mudstone

• Shallow marine sedimentation, at or around fair weather wave base.

•Contains abundant, thin, event-beds that preserve a diverse ichnofauna. The sands are deposited

•unidirectional currents with occasional wave ripples and heavily bioturbated offshore shelf mudstones.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: T. P. Crimes and D. McIlroy. 1999. A biota of Ediacaran aspect from lower Cambrian strata on the Digermul Peninsula, Arctic Norway. Geological Magazine 136(6):633-642 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 51872: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 29.06.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Scyphozoa
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Tirasiana sp. jellyfish
Cyclozoa
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Nimbia occlusa Fedonkin 1981