The diverse trilobite faunas described in this report belong to the C.H. Kindle collection of western Newfoundland trilobites. In 1978, the GSC acquired Kindle's collection of approximately 20, 000 specimens, which he had extracted over 40 years from fossiliferous boulders of the mid-Cambrian to Middle Ordovician Cow Head Group conglomerates. This work is the first systematic study of trilobites from Kindle's collection. Of the 1300 specimens studied, 29 species representing 20 genera are described and 11 of the species are new. Three trilobite biofacies are defined based on the abundance of genera in separate boulders. The report begins with a biofacies analysis of specimen abundance of genera (or higher taxa) and then proceeds to a zonal analysis of the presence of species.This work is the first systematic study of trilobites from Kindlea#39;s collection. Of the 1300 specimens studied, 29 species representing 20 genera are described and 11 of the species are new.
|Title||:||Mid-Cambrian Trilobites from the Lowest Part of the Cow Head Group, Western Newfoundland|
|Author||:||Graham A. Young, Rolf Ludvigsen|
|Publisher||:||Geological Survey of Canada - 1989-01-01|