XiangTaoYuan (Ordovician of China)

Also known as Baishuixi Fm., XiangTaoYuan, TaoJiang Co., Hunan Province, China

Where: Hunan, China (29.0° N, 112.0° E: paleocoordinates 17.3° N, 141.6° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Baishuixi Formation, Tremadoc (485.4 - 477.7 Ma)

• Baishuizixi

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: transition zone or lower shoreface; lithified, pyritic, gray shale

• dark gray shale with pyrite spots

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: Hunan Geology and Mine Deposit Bureau. 1988. Summary of regional geology of Hu''nan Province, China. Geological Publishing House, Beijing, China [A. Miller/P. Novack-Gottshall]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 7712: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Phil Novack-Gottshall on 31.05.2000

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Phyllocarida - Caryocarididae
Caryocaris sp. Salter 1863
Bivalvia
 Modiomorphida - Modiomorphidae
Modiolopsis sp. Hall 1847 clam
Graptolithina
 Dendroidea -
 Dendroidea - Dendrograptidae
Dictyonema sp. Hall 1851 graptolite