Caunes-Minervois, Montagne Noire (Cambrian of France)

Also known as Reef 3771

Where: Languedoc-Rousillon, France (43.3° N, 2.5° E: paleocoordinates 49.3° S, 112.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lastours Formation, Botomian (516.0 - 512.9 Ma)

• subunit 4

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; lithified reef rocks and lithified floatstone

• reef flanks or inter reef setting containing centimetre-thick microbial patch reefs surrounded by archaeocyath floatstones
• archaeocyathan-microbial floatstones, microbial boundstones

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: J. J. Alvaro, O. Elicki, F. Debrenne and D. Vizcaino. 2002. Small shelly fossils from the Lower Cambrian Lastours Formation, southern Montagne Noir, France. Geobios 35:397-409 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 81088: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 03.06.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Trilobita indet. Walch 1771 trilobite
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
 Hyolithelminthida - Hyolithellidae
Hyolithellus sp. Billings 1872
 Hyolithelminthida - Torellellidae
 Archaeocyathida - Anthomorphidae
Anthomorpha margarita archaeocyath sponge
Anthomorpha immanis archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Archaeopharetridae
Protopharetra stipata archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Dictyocyathidae
? Chouberticyathus sp. archaeocyath sponge
Dictyocyathus cf. verticillus archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Ethmocyathidae
Inessocyathus levis archaeocyath sponge
? Afiacyathus sp. Voronin 1962 archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Asterocyathidae
Erismacoscinus cf. elongatus archaeocyath sponge
Erismacoscinus cf. calathus archaeocyath sponge
? Yunnanodus sp. Wang and Jiang 1980
Yunnanodus dolerus
Yunnanodus dolerus Wang and Jiang 1980