Wilkawillina Gorge, Wilkawillina Limestone Fm, horizon WILK/N (Cambrian of Australia)

Where: South Australia, Australia (31.3° S, 138.9° E: paleocoordinates 16.4° N, 160.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Abadiella huoi zone, Second Plain Creek Member (Wilkawillina Limestone Formation), Early/Lower Cambrian (541.0 - 513.0 Ma)

• Uppermost Abadiella huoi biozone or lowermost Pararaia tatei biozone.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified packstone and lithified grainstone

• 58 m above the base of the section.
• Packstones and grainstones near the base into interbedded wackestones and lime mudstones

Size class: microfossils

Primary reference: C. B. Skovsted, G. A. Brock, and T. P. Topper. 2011. Sclerite fusion in the problematic early Cambrian spine-like Stoibostrombus from South Australia. Bulletin of Geosciences 86(3):651-658 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 139882: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 20.02.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Stoibostrombus crenulatus
  - Stoibostrombidae
Stoibostrombus crenulatus Conway Morris and Bengston 1990