Qingyan corals (Triassic of China)

Where: Guizhou, China (26.3° N, 106.7° E: paleocoordinates 13.3° N, 95.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

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

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; lithified limestone

• fore reef

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: W. Qi. 1984. An Anisian coral fauna in Guizhou, South China. Palaeontographica Americana 54:187-190 [W. Kiessling/A. Girndt/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 81047: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 29.05.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Data from Qi and Stanley 1989 omitted owing to problematic taxonomy
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
Thamnasteria "sp. A" LeSauvage 1823 stony coral
Thamnasteria "sp. B" LeSauvage 1823 stony coral
Thamnasteria "sp. C" LeSauvage 1823 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Procyclolitidae
Procyclolitidae indet. Vaughan and Wells 1943 stony coral
new genus, new sp. A
 Scleractinia - Zardinophyllidae
Radiophyllia pygmaeus n. sp. Deng 2006 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Reimaniphylliidae
Retiophyllia "sp. A" Cuif 1966 stony coral
Retiophyllia "sp. B" Cuif 1966 stony coral
Retiophyllia "sp. C" Cuif 1966 stony coral
Retiophyllia "sp. D" Cuif 1966 stony coral
Retiophyllia "sp. E" Cuif 1966 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Margarophylliidae
Margarophyllia sp. Volz 1896 stony coral
Margarophyllia vortica Deng and Kong 1984 stony coral
Neoconophyllia leidapoensis Deng and Kong 1984 stony coral
Semidistichophyllum aff. guizhouensis Deng and Kong 1984 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Montlivaltia "sp. A" Lamouroux 1821 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pamiroseriidae
Pamiroseris silesiaca Beyrich 1852 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Stylophyllidae
cf. Stylophyllopsis "sp. A" Frech 1890 stony coral
Stylophyllopsis ramosa Qi and Stanley 1989 stony coral
listed as Stylophyllopsis ramose
 Scleractinia - Pinacophyllidae
Cyathocoenia "sp. A" Duncan 1867 stony coral
Cyathocoenia "sp. B" Duncan 1867 stony coral