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District of MacKenzie (sect's 5 and 6) Hess River Fm. (Cambrian of Canada)

Where: Yukon and Northwest Territories, Canada (65.0° N, 111.5° W: paleocoordinates 11.5° S, 70.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Bonnia - Olenellus zone, Hess River Formation, Caerfai (530.0 - 513.0 Ma)

• "L. Cambrian (Bonnia-Olenellus zone)"

Environment/lithology: slope; silty, calcareous limestone and shale

• "calcareous sh and silty ls. 'basin facies' -upper slope? (BA6) geosynclinal."

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. P. Cecile. 1982. The Lower Paleozoic Misty Creek Embayment, Selwyn Basin, Yukon and Northwest Territories. Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin 335:1-78 [M. Uhen/J. Ju] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 193: authorized by Jack Sepkoski, entered by Mike Sommers on 20.11.1998

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