AFT- X145. Querqueke, Kuruktag (Ordovician of China)

Where: Xinjian, China (41.2° N, 87.6° E: paleocoordinates 31.5° S, 118.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Dicellograptus complanatus graptolite zone, Yinpingshan Formation, Katian (453.0 - 445.2 Ma)

• Overlies Yuanbaoshan formation. Unit 1 within formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; silty mudstone

• Multicoloured silty mudstone with a few intercalations of thin-bedded sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. B. Zhan, J. Y. Rong, J. S. Jin, Y. Liang, W. W. Yuan, Y. D. Zhang, and Y. Wang. 2014. Discovery of a Late Ordovician Foliomena fauna in the Tarim desert, Northwest China. Palaeoworld 23:125-142 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185164: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 14.04.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ptychopariida - Shumardiidae
Kweichowilla sp. Zhang 1964 trilobite
 Asaphida - Cyclopygidae
Cyclopyge sp. Hawle and Corda 1847 trilobite
 Asaphida - Raphiophoridae
Ampyxinella sp. Korleva 1959 trilobite
 Asaphida - Trinucleidae
Nankinolithus sp. Lu 1957 trilobite
 Strophomenida - Aegiromenidae
Sericoidea minuta Zhan et al. 2014
 Strophomenida - Hesperomenidae
Kassinella tarimensis Zhan et al. 2014
 Strophomenida - Foliomenidae
Foliomena xinjiangensis n. sp. Zhan et al. 2014
 Atrypida - Anazygidae
? Anazyga sp. Davidson 1882
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
? Rostricellula sp. Ulrich and Cooper 1942
 Lingulida - Disciniidae
? Orbiculoidea sp. d'Orbigny 1847
 Diplograptoidea - Diplograptidae
Rectograptus socialis diplograptoid
Rectograptus truncatus diplograptoid
Amplexograptus manitoulinensis Caley 1936 diplograptoid
 Bireclinata -
Dicellograptus elegans Carruthers 1868 graptoloid