Uzunbulak Section, Reef Core, Piqiang, Artux City (Permian of China)

Also known as Reef 3295

Where: Xinjiang, China (39.8° N, 77.9° E: paleocoordinates 28.1° N, 67.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Piqiang Formation, Sakmarian (295.5 - 290.1 Ma)

• Presumably ranging through the whole Sakmarian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified bafflestone and lithified framestone

• Calcisponge bafflestones, Worm-calcisponge framestones, Tubiphytes boundstones, Archaeolithoporella boundstones and Girvanella boundstones

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original calcite

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical, peel or thin section,

• Good taxonomic data only on brachiopods. Prevailing sponges not studied

Primary reference: Z.-Q. Chen, G. R. Shi, and W.-R. Yang. 2003. Internal Structure and Paleoecology of the Lower Permian Uzunbulak Reef Complex of the Tarim Basin, Northwest China. Facies 49:119-134 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35513: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 19.12.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Data incomplete
Girvanella sp. Nicholson and Etheridge 1878
 Productida - Lyttoniidae
Eolyttonia sp.
Eolytonia sp.
 Productida - Cyclacanthariidae
 Terebratulida - Notothyrididae
Thartharella sp. Elliott 1962
"Tubiphytes obscurus" = Shamovella obscura
"Tubiphytes obscurus" = Shamovella obscura Maslov 1956
  - Nigriporellidae