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Ellesmere Island, Bache Peninsula, (Police Post Fm.) (Cambrian of Canada)

Where: Nunavut, Canada (79.1° N, 76.0° W: paleocoordinates 22.5° S, 54.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Bonnia - Olenellus zone, Police Post Formation, Caerfai (530.0 - 513.0 Ma)

• "Lower Cambrian, Bonnia-Olenellus zone?"

Environment/lithology: peritidal; burrowed, glauconitic, green limestone

• "thin bedded, glauconitic, arenaceous lst. green and dk gray worm trails, pyrite stringers. extremely shallow water...periodic emergent moments."

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: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Mike Sommers on 20.11.1998

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