Fuchin Settlement, Shangxi Province, Central China (Cambrian of China)

Also known as Reef 928

Where: Shaanxi, China (32.5° N, 108.5° E: paleocoordinates 25.3° N, 161.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Xiannudong Formation, Botomian (516.0 - 513.0 Ma)

• Age give as upper Atdabanian to Lower Toyonian - Botomian is correct.

•Formation spelled Sinyudong in paper, but transliteration should be Xiannudong

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified reef rocks

• No information given.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: G. V. Belyaeva and Y. Kesin. 1995. New taxa of archaeocyathids from the Lower Cambrian of Central China. Paleontological Journal 29(2):175-179 [M. Aberhan/S. Nurnberg/S. Nurnberg]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 51460: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Sabine N├╝rnberg on 06.06.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Archaeocyatha
 Ajacicyathida - Ajacicyathidae
Sibirecyathus abnormis archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Bronchocyathidae
Taylorcyathus clarus archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Densocyathidae
Leptosocyathus sp. archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Ethmocyathidae
Inessocyathus sp. archaeocyath sponge
Rasetticyathus sp. archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Rudanulidae
Pilodicoscinus yuani archaeocyath sponge
Yhecyathus futchinensis archaeocyath sponge
Rudanulus sp. archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Crassicoscinidae
Crassicoscinus sp. archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Porocoscinidae
Porocoscinus sp. archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Copleicyathidae
Spinosocyathus spinosus archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Dictyocyathidae
Dictyocyathus sp. archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Archaeopharetridae
Protopharetra lepida archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Archaeocyathidae
"Archaeocyathus nitiduis" = Archaeocyathus, "Archaeocyathus (Pararetecyathus) curvatus" = Archaeocyathus, "Sanxiacyathus hubeiensis" = Archaeocyathus, "Flindersicyathus sp." = Archaeocyathus
"Archaeocyathus nitiduis" = Archaeocyathus archaeocyath sponge
"Archaeocyathus (Pararetecyathus) curvatus" = Archaeocyathus archaeocyath sponge
"Sanxiacyathus hubeiensis" = Archaeocyathus archaeocyath sponge
"Flindersicyathus sp." = Archaeocyathus Billings 1861 archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Anthomorphidae
Tollicyathus aporosus archaeocyath sponge
 Archaeocyathida - Loculicyathidae
Okulitchicyathus chinaensis archaeocyath sponge