Sifangtang area (Permian of China)

Where: Guangxi, China (24.2° N, 109.4° E: paleocoordinates 2.0° S, 100.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Kufeng Formation, Capitanian (265.1 - 259.9 Ma)

• Ammonoids traditionally assigned to Roadian-Wordian, but radiolarians from the so-called Kufeng Formation at Sifangtang are Capitanian-Wuchiapingian in age (Yao et al. 2007), agreeing with the age of Kufengoceras at Penglaitan (basal Wuchiapingian).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, cherty/siliceous shale

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the NIGPAS

Primary reference: Z. R. Zhou, B. F. Glenister, and W. M. Furnish. 2000. An exceptionally large representative of Permian ammonoid Shengoceras from Guangxi, South China. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 39:76-80 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184266: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 11.02.2017

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Taxonomic list

Cephalopoda
 Goniatitida - Cyclolobidae
"Shengoceras umbilicatum" = Kufengoceras umbilicatum
"Shengoceras umbilicatum" = Kufengoceras umbilicatum Zhao 1955 ammonite