Clarke county, Berryville, Shady Dolomite (Cambrian of the United States)

Where: Virginia (39.2° N, 78.0° W: paleocoordinates 36.9° S, 98.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Shady Dolomite Formation, Early/Lower Cambrian (541.0 - 513.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, gray limestone and lithified dolomite

• About 152 m above the top of the Antietam Sandstone and about 183 m below the base of the Waynesboro Formation. The upper 63 m of the Shady section is a very light gray saccharoidal dolomite in this area.
• Gray limestone interbedded with light-gray and black dolomite

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: W. J. Byrd, E. L. Weinberg, and E. L. Yochelson. 1973. Salterella in the Lower Cambrian Shadi Dolomite of Southwestern Virginia. American Journal of Science 273-A(252):260 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 139606: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 14.02.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Salterella
  - Salterellidae