Section B, West of the Fossil Gully Fault (Cambrian of Canada)

Where: Brithish Columbia, Canada (51.4° N, 116.4° W: paleocoordinates 3.4° S, 79.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Glossopleura trilobite zone, Kicking Horse Shale Member (Burgess Shale Formation), Middle Cambrian (513.0 - 501.0 Ma)

• Stage 5, the Polypleuraspis insignis Subzone of the Glossopleura Zone

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: basinal (); lithified, silty mudstone

• About 12 m of dark fissile mudstone form the outlier just north of Gully 2.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: soft parts

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: T. P. Fletcher and D. H. Collins. 2003. The Burgess Shale and associated Cambrian formations west of the Fossil Gully Fault Zone on Mount Stephen, British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 40(12):1823-1838 [L. Na/L. Na/L. Na]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188662: authorized by Lin Na, entered by Lin Na on 11.09.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Xanioascus sp.
Conway Morris and Collins 1996
Alalcomenaeus
  -
Alalcomenaeus sp. Simonetta 1970
Briggs and Collins 1999
Sanctacaris
  -
Sanctacaris uncata
Briggs and Collins 1988
Crustacea
 Canadaspidida - Canadaspididae
Canadaspis sp. Novozhilov in Orlov 1960
 Protocaridida -
Branchiocaris sp. Briggs 1976
Plenocaris
  -
 Nektaspida -
Naraoia sp. Walcott 1912
 Sachitida -
Wiwaxia sp. Mathew 1899
Demospongea
 Protomonaxonida - Leptomitidae
Leptomitus sp. Walcott 1886 demosponge