Cerro la Cienega (Ediacaran of Mexico)

Where: Sonora, Mexico (30.1° N, 112.0° W: paleocoordinates 40.6° S, 134.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: La Cienega Formation, Ediacaran (635.0 - 541.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified dolomite

• cloudinid-dominated packstones and wackestones

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Primary reference: F. Sour-Tovar, J. W. Hagadorn, and T. Huitron-Rubio. 2007. Ediacaran and Cambrian index fossils from Sonora, Mexico. Palaeontology 50(1):169-175 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 99427: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 10.11.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Cloudina
  - Cloudinidae
Cloudina sp. Germs 1972