Qaidam Basin, Huaitoutala Fm (Carboniferous of China)

Where: China (37.6° N, 96.2° E: paleocoordinates 12.7° S, 52.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Huaitoutala Formation, Visean (346.7 - 330.9 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; sandstone and cherty/siliceous limestone

• mixed sandstone and bioclastic limestone in the lower part and cherty limestone in the upper part

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: B. Peng, C. Liu, Z. Li, Y. Ma, J. Cao, W. Zhang, and X. Zhang. 2017. Evolution of the Carboniferous Reef in Eastern Qaidam Basin and its Hydrocarbon Significance. Acta Geologica Sinica 91(1):349-350 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185513: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 26.04.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Cephalopoda indet. Cuvier 1797
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
 Stauriida - Lithostrotionidae
Lithostrotion sp. Fleming 1828 horn coral
Siphonodendron sp. McCoy 1849 horn coral
 Stauriida - Aulophyllidae
Yuanophyllum sp. YĆ¼ 1931 horn coral
 Stauriida - Axophyllidae
Lonsdaleia sp. McCoy 1849 horn coral