Sediments of the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale, Canada
Article first published online: 9 OCT 2007
Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 169–175, April 1972
How to Cite
PIPER, D. J. W. (1972), Sediments of the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale, Canada. Lethaia, 5: 169–175. doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3931.1972.tb00850.x
- Issue published online: 9 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 9 OCT 2007
The Phyllopod Bed of the Burgess Shale, in which Walcott found the famous soft bodied fossils, consists of thin graded beds of calcareous siltstone and mud-stone, which are probably turbidites. The Burgess Shale was deposited on a reef front submarine fan, and the preservation of the fossils is probably due to rapid burial.