Where: South Australia, Australia (31.4° S, 138.7° E: paleocoordinates 15.4° N, 164.7° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: White Sea other zone, Pound Quartzite Formation (Wilpena Group), Ediacaran (635.0 - 542.0 Ma)
• Most Ediacaran specimes from the Flinders Range occur on the lower surfaces of the sandstone beds, however most specimens of Rangea longa are preserved on the upper surfaces of quartzite slabs. The layers containing the fossils are flaggy (split apart into layers that are 1-10cm thick).
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: marine; lithified sandstone
Collection methods: The repositories of the material studied are the South Australian Museum and the Palaeonotlogy Collection of the University of Adelaide.
Primary reference: R. J. F. Jenkins and J. G. Gehling. 1977. A review of the frond-like fossils of the Ediacara Assemblage. Records of the South Australian Museum 17(23):347-359 [M. Patzkowsky/P. Borkow] more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 10510: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Phil Borkow on 14.05.2001