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Ellesmere Island, Irene Bay (Cambrian of Canada)

Where: Nunavut, Canada (79.0° N, 82.0° W: paleocoordinates 17.8° S, 52.5° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Bonnia - Olenellus trilobite zone, Scoresby Bay Formation, Cambrian (542.0 - 488.3 Ma)

• "Bonnia - Olenellus (?)"

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; dolomite

• "sometimes vuggy, dolomite, some stromatolites. shallow; possibly hypersaline at times"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. W. Cowie. 1968. Contributions to Canadian Palaeontology: Lower Cambrian Faunas from Ellesmere Island, District of Franklin. Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 163:1-38 [M. Uhen/J. Ju/J. Ju] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 183: authorized by Jack Sepkoski, entered by Mike Sommers on 20.11.1998

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