Gutturu Pala, Campo Pisano Fm, lower part of the succession (Cambrian of Italy)

Where: Iglesiente, Italy (39.4° N, 8.5° E: paleocoordinates 51.3° S, 112.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Campo Pisano Formation (Iglesias Group), Middle Cambrian (513.0 - 501.0 Ma)

• Late Early to Middle Cambrian

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; lithified wackestone and lithified mudstone

• Elicki (200 1) presented arguments for a deposition in a morphologically rather low diversified subtidal shelf environment. After that author, the nodular texture of the Campo Pisano Formation is a result of complex late diagenetic processes.
• Nodular limestones. Carbonate microfacies types of the Campo Pisano Formation are generally very rich in mud and include mostly wackestones, subordinately mudstones and floatstones.

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: O. Elicki and G. L. Pillola. 2004. Cambrian microfauna and palaeoecology of the Campo Pisano Formation at Gutturu Pala (Iglesiente, SW Sardinia, Italy). Bollettino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana 43(3):383-401 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 139878: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 19.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Bradoriida - Hipponicharionidae
Hipponicharion ichnusum Elicki and Pillola 2004
Trilobita
 Redlichiida - Paradoxididae
Acadoparadoxides mureroensis Sdzuy 1958 trilobite
 Ptychopariida - Ellipsocephalidae
 Hyolithelminthida - Hyolithellidae
Hyolithellus cf. filiformis Bengtson et al. 1990
Coeloscleritophora
 Chancelloriida - Chancelloriidae
Allonia sp. Doré and Reid 1965
Chancelloria sardinica Mostler 1985
Heteractinida
 Octactinellida - Eiffeliidae
Eiffelia araniformis Missarzhevsky and Mambetov 1981