Rencunping, unit 20 (Permian of China)

Where: Hunan, China (29.6° N, 110.1° E: paleocoordinates 10.5° N, 96.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Dalong Formation, Changhsingian (254.2 - 252.2 Ma)

• Middle of unit 20, base of Pseudotirolites-Rotodiscoceras zone

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep-water; lithified, cherty/siliceous mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: Repository: Laboratory of Geobiology, Faculty of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan

Primary reference: W. H. He, G. R. Shi, and Y. Zhang, T. L., F. Teng and S. B. Wu. 2012. Systematics and palaeoecology of Changhsingian (Late Permian) Ambocoeliidae brachiopods from South China and implications for the end-Permian mass extinction. Alcheringa 36:515-530 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136850: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 05.12.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Strophomenata
 Orthotetida - Meekellidae
Orthothetina ruber Frech 1911
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae
Crurithyris tazawai He and Shi 2012