Luoping biota (LPI collection) (Triassic of China)

Where: Yunnan, China (24.7° N, 104.3° E: paleocoordinates 10.8° N, 94.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Nicoraella kockeli conodont zone, Guanling Formation, Pelsonian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• Middle part of Member II

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, muddy lime mudstone

• Thin-bedded marly limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Repository: Invertebrate Paleontology Collection, Chengdu Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, and bear the acronym LPI.

Primary reference: R. M. Feldmann, C. E. Schweitzer, S. X. Hu, Q. Y. Zhang, C. Y. Zhou, T. Xie, J. Y. Huang and W. Wen. 2012. Macrurous Decapoda from the Luoping biota (Middle Triassic) of China. Journal of Paleontology 86:425-441 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 127488: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 16.05.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Aegeridae
Anisaeger brevirostrus n. gen. n. sp.1, Anisaeger spiniferus n. sp.1, Distaeger prodigiosus n. gen. n. sp.1
Anisaeger brevirostrus n. gen. n. sp.1 Schweitzer et al. 2014 decapod
Anisaeger spiniferus n. sp.1 Schweitzer et al. 2014 decapod
Distaeger prodigiosus n. gen. n. sp.1 Schweitzer et al. 2014 decapod
 Decapoda - Palinuridae
Palinuridae indet. Latreille 1802 spiny lobster
Yunnanopalinura schrami n. gen. n. sp. Feldmann et al. 2012 spiny lobster
 Decapoda - Litogastroidae
Tridactylastacus sinensis n. gen. n. sp. Feldmann et al. 2012 decapod
 Decapoda - Clytiopsidae
Koryncheiros luopingensis n. gen. n. sp. Feldmann et al. 2012 decapod
Echinoidea
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Yunnanechinus luopingensis n. gen. n. sp.2 Thompson et al. 2018 sea urchin
LPI-32321, 2638, 61163, 61701A,B