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The Burgess Shale (skeletonized fauna), Stephen Fm. (Cambrian of Canada)

Where: British Columbia, Canada (51.4° N, 116.5° W: paleocoordinates 3.4° S, 79.5° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Bathyuriscus - Elrathina zone, Stephen Formation, St Davids (513.0 - 501.0 Ma)

• "Bathyuriscus-Elrathina zone, middle M. Camb."

Environment/lithology: marine; black shale

• "deep water slope? or basin? (BA6). geosyncline; outer detrital belt"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: W. H. Fritz. 1969. Geological Setting of the Burgess Shale. Proceedings of the North American Paleontological Convention 1155-1170 [M. Uhen/J. Ju] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 215: authorized by Jack Sepkoski, entered by Mike Sommers on 20.11.1998, edited by Mark Uhen, Alex Lin and Pete Wagner

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