Trilobites of the Campito Formation

White-Inyo Mountains, CA

Lower Cambrian. See also the Saline Valley Formation, Mule Springs Limestone, Poleta Formation, and the Harkless Formation

We still need a more complete faunal list for this formation. Please email us if you have a list.




Archaeaspis macropleuron Lieberman, 2002

Archaeaspis nelsoni Lieberman, 2002

Cirquella nelsoni

Cambroinyoella wallacei Lieberman, 2001



Esmeraldina / Palmettaspis sp.

Fallotaspis cf. bondoni

Fallotaspis longa

Fallotaspis tazemmourtensis


Holmia rowei Walcott


"Holmiella boweni" n. sp.


"Judomia" gracile (Walcott)

Nevadia fritzi Lieberman, 2001

Nevadia weeksi Walcott, 1910

Nevadia sp.

Nevadella sp.




This Formation occurs within the Fallotaspis Zone and the lower part of the Nevadella Zone - and is bounded by the Deep Spring Formation (below) and the Poleta Formation (above). The most fossiliferous unit for trilobites, within the Campito Fm. is the Montenegro Member. See also the White-Inyo Mountains Trilobite Zones.




Palmer, A. R. (1964)  An unusual Lower Cambrian trilobite faunule from Nevada. in Contributions to Paleontology, Geological Survey Professional Paper 483-F, pp. 1-13, 3 pls.


Western Trilobites Association:
Trilobite Genera / Species I Trilobite Formations I Trilobite Locations