Where: Esmeralda County, Nevada (37.7° N, 117.3° W: paleocoordinates 3.5° S, 96.9° W)
• coordinate estimated from map
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Nevadella zone, Montenegro Member (Campito Formation), Montezuman (530.0 - 516.0 Ma)
• At the base of the middle Montezuman Stage.
• member-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; siltstone and sandstone
•Holmiid specimens comprise 60% of the trilobite fauna from 170 to 215 m in the composite Montezuma Range section (Fig. 5) increasing to 75% for the interval from 215 m to the top of the Montenegro, with nevadiids making up the rest of the trilobite fauna. This constitutes the holmiid-dominated biofacies which occurs in a relatively deep subtidal and dysaerobic mud bottom.
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Primary reference: J. S. Hollingsworth. 2006. Holmiidae (Trilobita: Olenellina) of the Montezuman Stage (Early Cambrian) in Western Nevada. Journal of Paleontology 80(2):309-332 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 140510: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 11.03.2013
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