Suhaitu (Ordovician of China)

Where: Nei Mongol, China (39.9° N, 107.1° E: paleocoordinates 19.7° S, 122.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Majiagou Formation, Darriwilian (467.3 - 458.4 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified packstone

• medium-bedded, light gray to blue-gray fossiliferous packstone to grainstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. K. Rigby, B. J. Kessel, B. D. Ritts and S. J. Friedman. 2006. A new Ordovician chiastoclonellid sponge from Inner Mongolia, China. Journal of Paleontology 80(4):775-779 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 120572: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 17.11.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Lithistida - Chiastoclonellidae
Craterospongiella sinensis n. gen. n. sp. Rigby et al. 2006 demosponge