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Rambla de Valdemiedes 1, beds 9.1-11.1, Murero (Cambrian of Spain)

Where: Aragon, Spain (41.2° N, 1.5° W: paleocoordinates 55.5° S, 111.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Acadoparadoxides mureroensis trilobite zone, Valdemiedes Formation (Mesones Group), Middle Cambrian (513.0 - 501.0 Ma)

• beds 9.1-11.1 above the Valdemiedes Event, Cambrian series 3, lowest stage 5 (Leonian)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified shale and lithified limestone

• shale with carbonate nodules, fine-grained sandstone in the lower part

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: D. C. Garcia-Bellido, M. E. Dies Alvarez, J. A. Gamez Vintaned, E. Linan, and R. Gozalo. 2011. First report of Crumillospongia (Demospongea) from the Cambrian of Europe (Murero biota, Spain). Bulletin of Geosciences 86(3):641-650 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 120551: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 17.11.2011