Xia'an, Zhenfeng (Chen-feng) (Triassic of China)

Also known as Reef 57

Where: Guizhou, China (25.4° N, 105.7° E: paleocoordinates 16.5° N, 93.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Zhuganpo Formation, Longobardian (242.0 - 235.0 Ma)

• The Yanliujing ranges from uppermost Anisian to lower Ladinian. A Ladinian age is indicated by the reference. From Deng 2006: On the basis of a research of bivalves the coral-bearing horizon had been proven not the Yanliujing Formation but the Zhuganpo Formation.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: platform or shelf-margin reef; lithified reef rocks

• barrier reef

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: replaced with calcite

Reposited in the NIGPAS

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: Z. Q. Deng and L. Kong. 1984. Middle Triassic corals and sponges from southern Guizhou and eastern Yunnan. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 23(4):489-504 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 78652: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 13.02.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Only corals reported
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Gablonzeriidae
Gablonzeria sp. Cuif 1976 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Zardinophyllidae
Zardinophyllum cf. quinqueseptata Tornquist 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Volzeiidae
Volzeia chagyabensis Deng and Zhang 1984 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Stylophyllidae
Pinacophyllum spizzensis Tornquist 1899 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Reimaniphylliidae
Coryphyllia xiaanensis n. sp. Deng and Kong 1984 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Margarophylliidae
Margarophyllia sp. Volz 1896 stony coral
Margarophyllia zhenfengensis n. sp. Deng and Kong 1984 stony coral
Margarophyllia inculta n. sp. Deng and Kong 1984 stony coral
Submargarosmilia beipanjiangensis n. sp. Deng and Kong 1984 stony coral
Neoconophyllia xiaanensis n. sp. Deng and Kong 1984 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
"Elasmophyllia" aff. milchi Volz 1896 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
 Scleractinia -
Substuoresia cf. vogelsangi Eck 1879 stony coral