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Comley Quarry, Comley (Cambrian of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (52.6° N, 2.8° W: paleocoordinates 86.5° S, 19.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Rhombocorniculum cancellatum small shelly zone, Lower Limestone Member (Lower Comley Formation), Branchian (520.0 - 513.0 Ma)

• See Rushton (1974): The Cambrian of Wales & England, pp. 43 - 123 in Holland, C.H. The Cambrian of the British Isles, Norden and Spitzenbergen.

•Hinz suggests Botomian, but Siveter et al. make it clear that it should be Atdabanian.

•Given the zones, Branchian is most appropriate (PJW).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: limestone

• Rushton (1974): shallow-water environment

Size class: microfossils

Primary reference: I. Hinz. 1987. The Lower Cambrian microfauna of Comley and Rushton, Shropshire, England. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 198(1-3):41-100 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 79928: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 27.03.2008, edited by Hallie Street

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