Rushton (Cambrian of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (52.6° N, 2.7° W: paleocoordinates 86.4° S, 25.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Limestone Member (Lower Comley Formation), Atdabanian (520.0 - 516.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: limestone

• Rushton (1974): shallow-water environment

Size class: microfossils

Primary reference: I. Hinz. 1987. The Lower Cambrian microfauna of Comley and Rushton, Shropshire, England. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 198(1-3):41-100 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 79933: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 27.03.2008

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Taxonomic list

 Hallucishaniids -
Rushtonites spinosus n. gen. n. sp.
Rushtonites spinosus n. gen. n. sp. Hinz 1987
 Protoconodontida -
Cowiella verrucata n. sp. Hinz 1987
Cowiella undulata n. sp. Hinz 1987
 Orthothecida - Circothecidae
Turcutheca "sp. indet." Rozanov et al. 1969
Eccentrotheca kanesia Landing et al. 1980
 Tommotiida - Lapworthellidae
 Acrotretida -
 Acrotretida - Acrotretidae
"Acrotreta ophirensis" = Linnarssonia ophirensis
"Acrotreta ophirensis" = Linnarssonia ophirensis Walcott 1902
 Lingulida - Obolidae
 Pelagiellida - Pelagiellidae
Pelagiella sp. Matthew 1895
 Helcionellida - Coreospiridae
Latouchella sp. Cobbold 1921
 Hyolithelminthida - Torellellidae
Rushtonia sp. Cobbold and Pocock 1934
Rhombocorniculum cancellatum