Ta-pa-shan profile near Tshau-tiën, gamma unit (Permian of China)

Also known as Chaotian

Where: Sichuan, China (32.6° N, 105.9° E: paleocoordinates 6.3° N, 92.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Wujiaping Formation, Wuchiapingian (259.9 - 254.2 Ma)

• Based on the section described by von Richthofen, this 12-foot thick bed is the basal part of the Wujiaping Formation above the Wangpo bed.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Baron Ferdinand von Richthofen in 1872; reposited in the MfN

Primary reference: F. Frech. 1911. Untere Neodyas (früher Carbon) von Tshau-Tiën (im Ta-Pa-Shan-Profil), Provinz Sz'-Tshwan. In F. von Richthofen (ed.), China: Ergebnisse Eigener Reisen und Darauf Gegründeter Studien 5:138-148 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138569: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 21.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Productida - Productellidae
"Productus (Marginifera) ? ovalis" = Marginifera (Arenaria) ovalis
"Productus (Marginifera) ? ovalis" = Marginifera (Arenaria) ovalis Waagen 1884
 Spiriferida - Elythidae
"Spirifer (Reticularia) waageni" = Permophricodothyris waageni
"Spirifer (Reticularia) waageni" = Permophricodothyris waageni Loczy 1899