Dedebulak bioherms, Ulug-Tau Mountains (Cambrian of Kyrgyzstan)

Also known as Reef 3794

Where: Kyrgyzstan (40.4° N, 72.3° E: paleocoordinates 3.8° N, 104.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Dedebulak Formation, Lenian (516.0 - 510.2 Ma)

• uppermost Dedebulak unit 15v (4-6 m thick) and unnamed formation unit 16 (42 m thick), listed as upper Lower-lower Middle Cambrian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• bioherms and biostromes

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: I. L. Teslenko, A. M. Mambetov, I. T. Zhuravleva, Y. I. Myagkova, and N. P. Meshkova. 1983. Dedebulakskaya biogermnaya gryada i istoriya yeye razvitiya [The Dedebulak bioherm belt and the history of its development]. Trudy Instituta Geologii i Geofiziki, Sibirskoye Otdeleniye 569:124-138 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 81268: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 16.06.2008

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Taxonomic list

Epiphyton
  - Ludloviaceae
Epiphyton sp. Bornemann 1886
Trilobita
 Corynexochida - Corynexochidae
? Corynexochus sp. Angelin 1854 trilobite
 Corynexochida - Dorypygidae
Dorypyge cf. richthofeniformis Lermontova 1940 trilobite
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Acrothelidae
 Acrotretida - Acrotretidae
"Linnarssonia sp." = Linnarssonia, "Pegmatreta sp." = Linnarssonia
"Linnarssonia sp." = Linnarssonia Walcott 1885
"Pegmatreta sp." = Linnarssonia Walcott 1885
Rhynchonellata
 Protorthida - Protorthidae
Jamesella sp. Walcott 1905
Kutorginata
 Kutorginida - Nisusiidae
? Nisusia sp. Walcott 1905
Hyolitha
 Hyolithida - Carinolithidae
 Hyolithida - Sulcavitidae
? Linevitus sp. Syssoiev 1958
Orthothecimorpha
 Exilithecida -
Hyolitha
 Orthothecida - Novitatidae
Contitheca sp. Syssoiev 1972
 Hyolithelminthida - Torellellidae
Torellella sp. Holm 1893
Bicyathus
  -
Archaeocyatha
 Capsulocyathida - Coscinocyathidae
Coscinocyathus dianthus archaeocyath sponge
Coscinocyathus sp. Bornemann 1884 archaeocyath sponge
Coscinocyathus ex gr. elongatus archaeocyath sponge
 Capsulocyathida - Clathricoscinidae
Clathricoscinus cf. mollis archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Loculicyathidae
"Robustocyathus sp." = Cambrocyathellus
"Robustocyathus sp." = Cambrocyathellus archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Anthomorphidae
Anthomorpha sp. Bornemann 1884 archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida -
Nevadacyathus sp. Okulitch 1943 archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Ajacicyathidae
Ajacicyathus sp. Bedford and Bedford 1939 archaeocyath sponge
Nochoroicyathus sp. Zhuravleva 1951 archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Densocyathidae
Leptosocyathus sp. archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Sajanocyathidae
Formosocyathus sp. archaeocyath sponge
Irinaecyathus sp. archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Carinacyathidae
"Porocyathus cf. squamosus" = Carinacyathus
"Porocyathus cf. squamosus" = Carinacyathus archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida -
Archaeocyathellus sp. Ford 1873 archaeocyath sponge
 Putapacyathida - Alphacyathidae
? Aptocyathus sp. Vologdin 1937 archaeocyath sponge
Demospongiae
 Lithistida - Streptosolenidae