Faunal Assemblage A9 (Cambrian of China)

Where: Yunnan, China (24.8° N, 102.6° E: paleocoordinates 34.5° N, 159.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Eoredlichia-Wutingaspis trilobite zone, Maotianshan Shale Member (Yu'anshan Formation), Nangaoian (521.0 - 514.0 Ma)

• Cambrian stage 3

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; lithified mudstone and siltstone

• event mudstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: soft parts

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: F. Zhao, J. Caron, D. J. Bottjer, S. Hu, Z. Yin and M. Zhu. 2013. Diversity and species abundance patterns of the early Cambrian (Series 2, Stage 3) Chengjiang Biota from China. [S. Finnegan/S. Finnegan/S. Finnegan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 194162: authorized by Seth Finnegan, entered by Seth Finnegan on 14.06.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
 Bilateria - Eldoniidae
"Stellostomites eumorpha" = Eldonia
"Stellostomites eumorpha" = Eldonia
Hyolitha
 Hyolithida - Sulcavitidae
Rhynchonellata
 Orthida - Wangyuiidae
Brachiopoda
  - Mickwitziidae
Heliomedusa orienta Sun and Hou 1987
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Botsfordiidae
Diandongia pista Rong 1974
 Lingulida - Lingulellotretidae
 Bilateria -
Onychodictyon ferox Hou et al. 1991
Cardiodictyon
  -
Cardiodictyon catenulum Hou et al. 1991
Microdictyon
  -
Microdictyon sinicum Chen et al. 1989
Trilobita
 Redlichiida - Redlichiidae
"Eoredlichia intermedia" = Eoredlichia intermediata
"Eoredlichia intermedia" = Eoredlichia intermediata Lu 1940 trilobite
 Redlichiida - Yunnanocephalidae
Yunnanocephalus yunnanensis Mansuy 1912 trilobite
Artiopoda
 Nektaspidida - Naraoiidae
Naraoia spinosa, "Naraoia longicaudata" = Misszhouia longicaudata
Naraoia spinosa Zhang and Hou 1985
"Naraoia longicaudata" = Misszhouia longicaudata Zhang and Hou 1985
  -
Retifacies abnormalis Hou et al. 1989
Squamacula clypeata Hou and Bergström 1997
 Radiodonta - Amplectobeluidae
Deuteropoda
 Hymenostraca -
Crustacea
 Waptiida - Waptiidae
Waptia ovata Lee 1975
Megacheira
 Leanchoiliida - Leanchoiliidae
Deuteropoda
 Isoxyida - Isoxyidae
Isoxys auritus Jiang 1982
 Parvancorinomorpha - Parvancorinidae
Primicaris lavaformis Zhang et al. 2003
 Bradoriida -
Archotuba conoidalis
  -
Archotuba conoidalis Hou et al. 1999
 Palaeoscolecidomorpha - Cricocosmiidae
Cricocosmia jinningensis Hou and Sun 1988
Palaeoscolecida
 Cricocosmida - Palaeoscolecidae
Mafangscolex sinensis Hou and Sun 1988
Demospongiae
 Protomonaxonida - Hazeliidae
Hazelia "sp.nov" Walcott 1920 demosponge
 Protomonaxonida - Leptomitidae
Paraleptomitella dictyodroma Chen et al. 1989 demosponge
Hexactinellida
 Reticulosa - Protospongiidae
Saetaspongia densa Mehl and Reitner 1993 glass sponge