Fish Lake Valley area, Nevadella zone, FLVS-N 6 (Cambrian of the United States)

Where: Esmeralda County, Nevada (37.9° N, 117.9° W: paleocoordinates 3.1° S, 96.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Nevadella zone, Poleta Formation, Montezuman (530.0 - 516.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; siliciclastic sediments

• Relatively shallow, mixed carbonate-siliciclastic environment. The intermediate shale unit of the lower Poleta is thicker and contains isolated mounds of algal archaeocyathan limestone.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

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 140544: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 12.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Redlichiida - Holmiidae
Montezumaspis parallela Fritz 1995 trilobite