Lingulate brachiopods from the upper Cambrian (Sunwaptan) Hellnmaria Member of the Notch Peak Formation, western Utah, USA

Rebecca L. Freeman, James F. Miller

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Abstract

Bulk samples collected from the Hellnmaria Member of the Notch Peak Formation of western Utah, USA have yielded a lingulate brachiopod fauna with many new taxa. Two new lingulid genera are named, Stittia and Tuleobolus. Seven new species are described, the lingulid species Stittia ornata, Tuleobolus cretatus and Discotreta? arcana, and the acrotretid species Quadrisonia congerensis, Q. rattlesnakensis, Q. sawtoothensis and Q. swaseyensis. The genus Quadrisonia Rowell & Henderson, 1978 is emended. The species Obolus (Westonia) notchensis Walcott, 1908 is assigned to the new genus Stittia. Zhanatella rotunda Koneva, 1986 is documented from the lower beds of the Hellnmaria Member, establishing it as coeval with strata in Kazakhstan and southern France, from where this species was described previously. These collections extend downward the range of Quadrisonia lavadamensis Popov et al., 2002, Zhanatella utahensis Popov et al., 2002 and Wahwahlingula sp., which were described previously from Utah.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-74
Number of pages38
JournalMemoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists
Volume1
Issue number42
StatePublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Lingulate brachiopod
  • Notch peak formation
  • USA
  • Upper cambrian
  • Utah

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Paleontology

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