Xintai section, Changhia Fm. (Cambrian of China)

Where: Shandong, China (35.8° N, 117.8° E: paleocoordinates 1.6° S, 146.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Crepicephalina zone, Changhia Formation, Middle Cambrian (513.0 - 501.0 Ma)

• Drumian stage (Cambrian Series 3).

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified carbonate

• middle part of the Changhia Formation.
• The Changhia Formation is a thick succession of oolitic and microbial carbonates, which were deposited in a shallow carbonate platform. This stem-group cnidarian occurs in the thrombolitic and dendrolitic microbial bioherms in association with calcified microbes (for example, Epiphyton) and anthaspidellid sponges.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: T.-Y. Park, J. Woo, D.-J. Lee, D.-C. Lee, S. Lee, Z. Han, S. K. Chough and D. K. Choi. 2011. A stem-group cnidarian described from the mid-Cambrian of China and its significance for cnidarian evolution. Nature communications [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139841: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 19.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

Cambroctoconus orientalis
Cambroctoconus orientalis Park et al. 2011