Where: Lander County, Nevada (39.9° N, 117.1° W: paleocoordinates 1.9° S, 92.9° W)
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Botomian to Botomian (516.0 - 513.0 Ma)
• 50 cm thick and overlain by 9m of archaeocyathan carbonates.
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: lithified, burrowed limestone and lithified sandstone
Preservation: original aragonite, replaced with calcite, replaced with phosphate
Reposited in the UCMP
• The Spygoria were originally aragonitic in composition, but recrystalized to calcite microspar. Biohermal in nature (framework metazoan) forming stacks on average of 2-6 ""cups"".
Primary reference: M. Salak and H. L. Lescinsky. 1999. Spygoria zappania new genus and species, a Cloudina-like biohermal metazoan from the Lower Cambrian of central Nevada. Journal of Paleontology 73(4):571-576 [M. Patzkowsky/P. Borkow/J. Alroy] more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 9316: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Phil Borkow on 18.10.2000