The coral Cothonion from the lower Cambrian of North Greenland
2011 (English)In: Alcheringa, ISSN 0311-5518, Vol. 35, no 3, 405-411 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Originally described from the Coonigan Formation of New South Wales, Australia, a second occurrence of the operculate coral Cothonion sympomatum is here described from the Paralledal Formation of North Greenland. Both finds are of late early Cambrian age, Series 2, Stage 4 in the emerging fourfold classification of the Cambrian. The new find supports widespread distribution patterns seen in early Cambrian Small Shelly Fossils, although associated trilobites belong to traditional redlichiid (Australia) and olenellid (Greenland) realms, respectively.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 35, no 3, 405-411 p.
Cnidaria, coral, Cothoniida, lower Cambrian, Greenland
Research subject Earth Science with specialization in Historical Geology and Palaeontology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-161283DOI: 10.1080/03115518.2011.521438ISI: 000299422600007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-161283DiVA: diva2:455626