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Upper Mount Whyte Fm. (Cambrian of Canada)

Where: British Columbia, Canada (52.8° N, 119.3° W: paleocoordinates 3.1° S, 79.9° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Plagiura - Poliella zone, Mount Whyte Formation, Dyeran (516.0 - 513.0 Ma)

• M. Camb., Plagiura-Poliella zone. (Was St Davids)

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; ooidal, argillaceous limestone

• "platy ls, argillaceous, some oolite, carbonate bank, pre-orogenic geosyncline, BA3?"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. F. Deiss. 1940. Lower and Middle Cambrian stratigraphy of southwestern Alberta and southeastern British Columbia. Geological Society America Bulletin 51:731-794 [M. Uhen/J. Ju] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 196: authorized by Jack Sepkoski, entered by Mike Sommers on 20.11.1998

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