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Ediacaran body and trace fossils in Miette Group (Windermere Supergroup) near Salient Mountain, British Columbia, Canada

Hans J. Hofmann and Eric W. Mountjoy
Ediacaran body and trace fossils in Miette Group (Windermere Supergroup) near Salient Mountain, British Columbia, Canada
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences = Revue Canadienne des Sciences de la Terre (October 2010) 47 (10): 1305-1325

Abstract

Siliciclastic beds in the upper part of the Miette Group in southeastern British Columbia have yielded an assemblage of late Ediacaran soft-bodied macrofossils and trace fossils. The macrofossils comprise Aspidella, Bradgatia?, and Miettia salientensis gen. et sp. nov. The ichnofossils include Archaeonassa, Cochlichnus, Didymaulichnus?, Gordia, Halopoa, Helminthoidichnites, Helminthopsis, Planolites, and a large, unnamed crawling trace. In addition, two types of unidentified problematica are recorded, representing either tubular Vendotaenia-like body fossils, or trace fossils. The Bradgatia? constitutes the youngest occurrence of this type of fossil, and is the first to be recorded from Laurentia, having previously been noted only in Avalonia. With Cloudina and Namacalathus in associated shallow-water platform carbonates, the Miette biota in the study area contains a combination of Namibian-type and Avalonian-type elements.


ISSN: 0008-4077
EISSN: 1480-3313
Coden: CJESAP
Serial Title: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences = Revue Canadienne des Sciences de la Terre
Serial Volume: 47
Serial Issue: 10
Title: Ediacaran body and trace fossils in Miette Group (Windermere Supergroup) near Salient Mountain, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliation: McGill University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Montreal, QC, Canada
Pages: 1305-1325
Published: 201010
Text Language: English
Summary Language: French
Publisher: National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
References: 82
Accession Number: 2011-015665
Categories: General paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. strat. col., 5 plates, geol. sketch map
N53°01'60" - N53°01'60", W118°43'00" - W118°43'00"
Country of Publication: Canada
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 201110
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