NeR locality (Cambrian of Canada)

Also known as NeR locality, Cuslett Formation, 44.0m above NeR Section, - Landing 1995

Where: Nova Scotia, Canada (45.8° N, 60.3° W: paleocoordinates 77.0° S, 61.2° W)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Camenella baltica small shelly zone, 4 Member (Cuslett Formation), Atdabanian (520.0 - 516.0 Ma)

• JA: Fosters Point Formation is Atdabanian, see p. 483 - 484

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified lime mudstone and lithified wackestone

• thin-bedded nodular, sparse wackstone beds in red siliclastic mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk, chemical, mechanical,

Primary reference: E. Landing. 1995. Upper Placentian-Branchian series of mainland Nova Scotia (middle-upper Lower Cambrian) faunas, paleoenvironments, and stratigraphic revision. Journal of Paleontology 69(3):475-495 [M. Patzkowsky/P. Borkow/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 9387: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Phil Borkow on 24.10.2000

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Taxonomic list

 Orthothecida - Circothecidae
Conotheca australiensis Bengtson et al. 1990
Eccentrotheca kanesia Landing et al. 1980
 Tommotiida - Sunnaginiidae
Sunnaginia imbricata Rozanov et al. 1969
 Paterinida - Paterinidae
 Hyolithelminthida - Torellellidae
Torellella laevigata Linnarsson 1871