AFA 478. Gaotan (Silurian of China)

Also known as Type section of Niuchang

Where: Guizhou, China (27.7° N, 107.4° E: paleocoordinates 9.3° N, 126.6° E)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Coronograptus cyphus graptolite zone, Niuchang Formation, Rhuddanian (443.4 - 440.8 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: silty mudstone

• silty mudstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: B. Huang, J.-Y. Rong, and D. A. T. Harper. 2013. A New Survivor Species of Dicoelosia (Brachiopoda) from Rhuddanian (Silurian) Shallower-Water Biofacies in South China. Journal of Paleontology 87(2):232-242 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 151956: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 24.10.2013

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Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Orthida - Dalmanellidae
Levenea qianbeiensis Rong et al. 1974
 Atrypida -
Zygospiraella venusta Rong and Yang 1981
Strophomenata
 Strophomenida - Leptellinidae
 Strophomenida - Furcitellidae
Katastrophomena maxima Rong et al. 1974
 Orthotetida - Chilidiopsidae
Fardenia sp. Lamont 1935