Split Mountain and Goldfield Hills, Nevada; Saline Range, California
Lower Cambrian. See also the Saline Valley Formation, Campito Formation, Poleta Formation, and the Harkless Formation
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ptychopariid sp. B
This Formation occurs within the Bonnia-Olenellus Zone (Olenellus Biozone) - and is bounded by the Saline Valley Formation (below) and above by the Middle Cambrian Monola Formation (in California) (Emigrant Fm. (in Nevada)). 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.
Sundberg, F.A., and McCollum, L. B., 2003b, Early and Mid Cambrian trilobites from the outer-shelf deposits of Nevada and California, USA. Palaeontology, v. 46, part 5, p. 945-986.