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lower Mount Whyte Fm. (Cambrian of Canada)

Where: British Columbia, Canada (52.8° N, 119.3° W: paleocoordinates 2.2° S, 78.4° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Bonnia - Olenellus zone, lower Member (Mount Whyte Formation), Delamaran (513.0 - 505.0 Ma)

• Was Cambrian, but "Bonnia-Olenellus zone" tells us Delamaran.

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; limestone

• "ls, partially x-bedded; some intraformational congl. shallow carbonate bank, pre-orogenic geosyncline"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. F. Deiss. 1939. Cambrian formations of southwestern Alberta and southeastern British Columbia. Geological Society America Bulletin 50(6):951-1026 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner/J. Ju] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 187: authorized by Jack Sepkoski, entered by Mike Sommers on 20.11.1998

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