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Late Middle Cambrian fossils from Beaconsfield, Tasmania


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Jago, JB (1980) Late Middle Cambrian fossils from Beaconsfield, Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 114. pp. 219-223. ISSN 0080-4703

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The only known Cambrian fauna of the Beaconsfield Trough has a late Middle Cambrian (PtychQgnostus nathorsti or Lejopyge laevigata Zone) age; it occurs 4.5 km south-west of Beaconsfield, northern Tasmania. The poorly preserved fauna includes an orthid brachiopod, plus the trilobites Nepea sp., cf. Erediaspis sp., a probable member of the Damesellidae, a possible solenopleurid, agnostoids and some fragmentary material. The fauna occurs about 140m below the contact with the overlying Tremadocian or Arenigian Cabbage Tree Formation, which suggests that most, if not all, of the Late Cambrian is not represented in the Beaconsfield area.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 219-223
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 28 May 2012 02:11
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:36
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