Amdo County, Tanggula Mountains (Jurassic of China)

Where: Xizang, China (32.7° N, 91.1° E: paleocoordinates 15.5° N, 86.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Jurassic (163.5 - 145.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; lithified limestone

• dark-gray impure or argillaceous limestones

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: W. Liao and Z. R. Li. 1980. Jurassic Scleractinia from Amdo, northern Xizang. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 19(3):228-238 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 85960: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 22.01.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• bivalves, cephalopods, brachiopods and gastropods reported to be present, but not listed
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Stylina amdoensis n. sp. Liao and Li 1980 stony coral
Stylina dongqoensis n. sp. Liao and Li 1980 stony coral
Stylosmilia crassitheca n. sp. Liao and Li 1980 stony coral
Stylosmilia catenula n. sp. Liao and Li 1980 stony coral
Stylosmilia tanggulaensis n. sp. Liao and Li 1980 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Microsolena zangbeiensis n. sp. Liao and Li 1980 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Donacosmilidae
Parepismilia amdoensis n. sp. Liao and Li 1980 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
Epistreptophyllum cf. cornutiformis Gregory 1900 stony coral
? Calamophylliopsis sp. Alloiteau 1952 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
Donacosmilia cf. corallina Fromentel 1861 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Axosmiliidae
Axosmilia sinensis n. sp. Liao and Li 1980 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Complexastrea kachensis Gregory 1900 stony coral
Montlivaltia cf. culullus Gregory 1900 stony coral