Original paper

Bradoriid arthropods from the Cambrian of the Příbram-Jince Basin, Czech Republic

Fatka, Oldřich; Williams, Mark; Budil, Petr

Abstract

The bradoriid arthropods Emeiella sp. and Liangshanella aff. liangshanensis occur at lower and middle levels of the Jince Formation (Drumian, Cambrian Series 3) in the Příbram-Jince Basin, Barrandian area, Czech Republic. Species of Liangshanella possessed a global distribution in the Early and Middle Cambrian, being documented from South China, Gondwana (Australia, Antarctica), Avalonia, Laurentia and Baltica. The specimens of the Jince Formation are amongst the youngest occurrences of Liangshanella. In contrast, Emeiella has previously been recorded only from the Early Cambrian of South China, and its presence in the Czech succession at a much younger horizon, likely highlights the stratigraphically piecemeal record of many Bradoriida.

Keywords

barrandian areabiogeographybradoriidacambrianczech republicdrumianemeiellaliangshanellapříbram-jince basin