Fossil data from the Cambrian of the Baltic Basin (NERC Grant NE/K005251/1)

Dataset description

Image data and figures of holotypes of small carbonaceous fossils from Cambrian sediments of the Baltic Basin. Also included are sampling information and fossil measurement data. Data collected from Sweden (mainland and Baltic islands) and Estonia (northern coastline). This information is relevant to the following publications: Slater, B.J., Harvey, T.H., Guilbaud, R. and Butterfield, N.J., 2017. A cryptic record of Burgess Shale-type diversity from the early Cambrian of Baltica. Palaeontology, 60(1), pp.117-140. Slater, B.J., Harvey, T.H. and Butterfield, N.J., 2018. Small carbonaceous fossils (SCFs) from the Terreneuvian (lower Cambrian) of Baltica. Palaeontology, In Press. Guilbaud, R., Slater, B.J., Poulton, S.W., Harvey, T.H., Brocks, J.J., Nettersheim, B.J. and Butterfield, N.J., 2018. Oxygen minimum zones in the early Cambrian ocean. Geochemical Perspectives Letters, In Press.

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Dataset details

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Principal Investigator(s) Not available
Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
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Storage format Not available
Frequency of update not applicable
Start of capture {ts '2014-04-01 00:00:00'} Not known
End of capture {ts '2016-06-30 00:00:00'} 30th June 2016
Contact details
Department Enquiries
Organisation British Geological Survey
Address Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
City Nottingham
County Nottinghamshire
Country United Kingdom
Postcode NG12 5GG
Telephone +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax +44 (0)115 936 3276
Topic category code (ISO) geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System Geographical, topographical or geological place names and locations, including postal address
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : 69
East boundary  : 28.2
South boundary : 55
West boundary  : 11.7
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 31st July 2019
Metadata standard compliance NERC profile of ISO19115:2003
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