Zaitingna, Tianyang area (Triassic of China)

Also known as Reef 3766

Where: Guangxi, China (23.8° N, 106.9° E: paleocoordinates 11.3° N, 96.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Banna Formation, Anisian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified limestone

• barrier reef from E Yunnan to W Guangxi
• nodular limestones

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: Z. Q. Deng. 2006. Middle Triassic corals from W. Guangxi and S. Guizhou. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 45(1):32-51 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 81045: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 29.05.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Hydrozoa
 Lemniscaterina - Cassianastraeidae
Pentasmilia guangxiensis n. gen. n. sp.
Pentasmilia guangxiensis n. gen. n. sp. Deng 2006
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Zardinophyllidae
Radiophyllia stylatus n. sp. Deng 2006 stony coral
Radiophyllia astylatus n. gen. n. sp. Deng 2006 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Volzeiidae
Volzeia aff. degeensis Deng and Zhang 1984 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Stylophyllidae
Stylophyllopsis minisculus n. sp. Deng 2006 stony coral
Pinacophyllum aff. spizzensis Tornquist 1899 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Reimaniphylliidae
? Distichophyllia sp. Cuif 1974 stony coral
Distichophyllia cf. decora Deng and Zhang 1984 stony coral
Proretiophyllia tianyangensis n. gen. n. sp. Deng 2006 stony coral
Rhodophyceae
  - Solenoporaceae