WenChang Fm., TanTou, ChunAn Co., ZheJiang Prov., China (Ordovician of China)

Where: ZheJiang, China (29.0° N, 119.0° E: paleocoordinates 0.4° N, 123.3° E)

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Wenchang Formation, Hirnantian (445.2 - 443.4 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shoreface; lithified, silty sandstone and mudstone

• sandstone (often feldspar rich) and mudstone with some siltstone

Primary reference: Stratigraphic Group of Zhejiang, China. 1979. Regional stratigraphic table of Eastern China, Zhejiang Province. Geological Publishing House, Beijing, China [A. Miller/P. Novack-Gottshall]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 7775: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Phil Novack-Gottshall on 01.06.2000

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Graptoloidea - Diplograptidae
Orthograptus sp. Lapworth 1873 graptolite
 Graptoloidea - Climacograptidae
Climacograptus sp. Hall 1865 climacograptid
 Protobranchia - Ctenodontidae
Ctenodonta sp. Salter 1852 clam
 Euomphalina - Ophiletidae
Ophileta sp. Vanuxem 1842 snail
 Euomphalina - Lesueurillidae
Lesueurilla sp. Koken 1898 snail
 Cryptostomata - Ptilodictyidae
Ptilodictya sp. Lonsdale 1839
 Cryptostomata - Rhinidictyidae
Rhinidictya sp. Ulrich 1882
 Atrypida - Anazygidae
Zygospira sp. Hall 1862
 Spiriferida - Cyrtiidae
Eospirifer sp. Schuchert 1913
 Orthida - Harknessellidae
Reuschella sp. Bancroft 1928
 Orthida - Plectorthidae
Plectorthis sp. Hall and Clarke 1892
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchotrematidae
Rhynchotrema sp. Hall 1860
Lepidocyclus sp. Wang 1949
 Rhynchonellida - Hebetoechiidae
 Rhynchonellida - Ancistrorhynchidae
"Ancistrorhynchia sp." = Ancistrorhyncha
"Ancistrorhynchia sp." = Ancistrorhyncha Ulrich and Cooper 1942
 Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae
Sowerbyella sp. Jones 1928
 Strophomenida - Leptellinidae
Leptellina sp. Ulrich and Cooper 1936
 Strophomenida - Glyptomenidae
Glyptomena sp. Cooper 1956
 Strophomenida - Strophomenidae
Strophomena sp. Rafinesque and De Blainville 1824
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
Rafinesquina sp. Hall and Clarke 1892