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White-Inyo Mtns. Poleta Fm. (Cambrian of the United States)

Where: California (36.2° N, 118.0° W: paleocoordinates 1.0° S, 100.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Nevadella zone, Poleta Formation, Caerfai (530.0 - 513.0 Ma)

• lower cambrian, Nevadella zone

Environment/lithology: offshore; green shale

• "shaly facies (dark greenish sh), offshore (BA4?); some tidal channels (currents) but seaward of ba[nk? illeg.] non-ororgenic miogeocline"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. B. Firby and J. W. Durham. 1974. Molluscan Radula from Earliest Cambrian. 48(6):1109-1119 [M. Uhen/J. Ju] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 177: authorized by Jack Sepkoski, entered by Mike Sommers on 20.11.1998

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