Bianyang corals (Triassic of China)

Where: Guizhou, China (25.7° N, 106.6° E: paleocoordinates 16.7° N, 95.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bianyang Formation, Ladinian (242.0 - 237.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

• platform margin

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: data summarized from Huai and Qi 2004

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: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 81046: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 29.05.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Volzeiidae
 Scleractinia - Procyclolitidae
Procyclolites sp. Frech 1890 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Stylophyllidae
Pinacophyllum spizzensis Tornquist 1899 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Reimaniphylliidae
Retiophyllia sp. Cuif 1966 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Margarophylliidae
Margarosmilia sp. Volz 1896 stony coral