Maotianshan, unit Cf5 (Cambrian of China)

Also known as Chengjiang fauna

Where: Yunnan, China (24.7° N, 103.0° E: paleocoordinates 35.0° N, 160.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Yuanshan Member (Qiongzhusi Formation), Atdabanian (520.0 - 516.0 Ma)

• lower Eoredlichia trilobite zone, Cf3-Cf6 correspond to units M2-M3 of Maotianshan

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; lithified mudstone

• soft mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: X. Hou and J. Bergström. 1997. Arthropods of the Lower Cambrian Chengjiang fauna, southwest China. Fossils & Strata 45:1-116 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 96412: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 07.06.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Leanchoilia
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Artiopoda
 Conciliterga -
Kuamaia lata Hou 1987 artiopod
 Fuxianhuiida - Chengjiangocarididae
Chengjiangocaris longiformis Hou and Bergström 1991
 Nektaspida -
Naraoia longicaudata Zhang and Hou 1985
Naraoia spinosa Zhang and Hou 1985
Demospongea
 Protomonaxonida - Leptomitidae
Paraleptomitella dictyodroma2 Chen et al. 1989 demosponge
Leptomitus teretiusculus2 Chen et al. 1989 demosponge
Leptomitella confusa n. sp.2 Chen et al. 1989 demosponge
Hexactinellida
 Reticulosa - Protospongiidae
Quadrolaminiella crassa1 Chen et al. 1990 glass sponge
Quadrolaminiella diagonalis1 Chen et al. 1990 glass sponge