Liangshan (Ordovician of China)

Where: Shaanxi, China (34.3° N, 108.7° E: paleocoordinates 23.9° S, 125.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Climacograptus wilsoni graptolite zone, Lower Member (Pagoda Formation), Sandbian (458.4 - 453.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; lithified, shelly/skeletal, gray lime mudstone

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: J.-y. Rong, R.-b. Zhan, and D. A. T. Harper. 1999. Late Ordovician (Caradoc-Ashgill) Brachiopod Faunas with Foliomena Based on Data from China. Palaios 14:412-431 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 186306: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 19.06.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae
Anisopleurella sp. Cooper 1956
 Strophomenida - Leptestiidae
Leangella sp. Opik 1933
 Strophomenida - Christianiidae
Nubialba sp. Neuman 1994
Christiania sp. Hall and Clarke 1892
 Strophomenida - Foliomenidae
Foliomena folium Barrande 1879
 Protorthida - Skenidiidae
Skenidioides sp. Schuchert and Cooper 1931
 Atrypida - Cyclospiridae
Cyclospira sp. Hall and Clarke 1893
 Acrotretida - Acrotretidae
Ottenbyella sp. Popov and Holmer 1994