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Phyllopod Bed (Cambrian to of Canada)

Also known as Hanburia gloriosa, Phyllopod Bed, Burgess Shale, Canada - Whittington 1998

Where: British Columbia, Canada (51.4° N, 116.5° W: paleocoordinates 2.3° S, 77.7° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Phyllopod Bed Member (Burgess Shale Formation), St Davids to St Davids (513.0 - 488.3 Ma)

• The stratigraphy of the Burgess Shale quarry is similar to that of the Stephen Formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; shale

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Specimens in collection range from 9-35 mm. Originally collected and tentatively described in 1916 by Walcott, re-examined by Whittington for comparison purposes.

Primary reference: H. B. Whittington. 1998. Hanburia gloriosa: rare trilobite from the Middle Cambrian, Stephen Formation, British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Paleontology 72(4):673-677 [M. Patzkowsky/P. Borkow/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 6854: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Phil Borkow on 31.03.2000, edited by Mark Uhen

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