Temiscouata County, Bic Conglomerate (Cambrian of Canada)

Where: Quebec, Canada (47.6° N, 68.9° W: paleocoordinates 40.9° S, 85.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Bic Conglomerate Formation, Early/Lower Cambrian (541.0 - 513.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified conglomerate

• Bic Conglomerate, though it is not possible to determine from the available locality data which conglomerate layer of the several conglomerates were sampled. Most of the material is a coarse-grained calcareous sandstone, and the contained specimens are the same slightly curved S. pulchella that occurs in the rock labeled "Sillery" in the Clark collection. Several pieces, however, are light-gray limestone, richly fossiliferous. The lower Paleozoic conglomerates of the St. Lawrence Valley contain an admixture of boulders of

•differing age, and it is no surprise that two species occur in rocks of different lithologies at the same locality.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: E. L. Yochelson. 1970. The Early Cambrian Fossil Salterella conulata Clark in Eastern North America. Contributions to Paleontology [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 139899: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 20.02.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Salterella
  - Salterellidae