Wyattia type locality (UCMP) (Ediacaran of the United States)

Where: Inyo County, California (37.3° N, 118.1° W: paleocoordinates 39.9° S, 124.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Reed Dolomite Formation, Ediacaran (635.0 - 541.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, massive, coarse-grained dolomite and carbonate

• The Reed Dolomite in general con- sists of rather coarse-textured, white- weathering, thickly bedded to massive dolomite. Incompletely dolomitized car- bonate rocks, such as those in which the fossils occur, are rare in the area examined.

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: replaced with dolomite

Collected by J. Wyatt Durham and Roland A. Gangloff in 1962

• Individual shells were then se- lected and "mapped" on the initial peel so that they could be located in subse- quent peels. Five to ten serial sections were made in sequence, 0.1 to 0.2 mm apart, through about 100 individual fossils.

Primary reference: M. E. Taylor. 1966. Precambrian Mollusc-like Fossils from Inyo County, California. Science 153(3732):198-201 [J. Marcot/J. Marcot]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 190814: authorized by Jonathan Marcot, entered by Jonathan Marcot on 18.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Calyptoptomatida
 Globorilida -
Wyattia reedensis n. gen. n. sp.
Wyattia reedensis n. gen. n. sp. Taylor 1966