Xiaoshiba (Cambrian of China)

Also known as Xiaoshiba lagerstatte

Where: Yunnan, China (25.1° N, 102.8° E: paleocoordinates 34.8° N, 161.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Yiliangella - Yunnanaspis trilobite zone, Hongjingshao Formation, Nangaoian (521.0 - 514.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified mudstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression, trace, soft parts, original carbon, replaced with pyrite

Primary reference: J. Yang, J. Ortega-Hernández, N. Butterfield and X.-g. Zhang. 2013. Specialized appendages in fuxianhuiids and the head organization of early euarthropods. Nature 494:468-471 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 234719: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 07.05.2024, edited by Phil Novack-Gottshall

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Selkirkiimorpha - Selkirkiidae
Selkirkia sinica Luo and Hu 1999
Trilobita
 Redlichiida - Yunnanocephalidae
Yunnanocephalus sp. Kobayashi 1936 trilobite
 Redlichiida - Redlichiidae
Chengjiangaspis sp. Zhang et al. 1980 trilobite
Deuteropoda
 Fuxianhuiida - Chengjiangocarididae
Chengjiangocaris kunmingensis n. sp. Yang et al. 2013