NJ688, Yijianfang section, Bachu area (Ordovician of China)

Where: Xinjiang, China (40.2° N, 78.9° E: paleocoordinates 35.4° S, 112.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Belodina confluens conodont zone, Lianglitag Formation, Katian (453.0 - 445.2 Ma)

• collected from middle of bed 45

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified, massive, ooidal, peloidal, argillaceous grainstone and lithified, red limestone

• platform-margin carbonate buildup
• Collection from 19.5 m section of purple massive pelletoidal and oolitic calcarenites overlying 30 cm of red calcirudites

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1987; reposited in the NIGPAS

Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical,

• Collection made as part of an extensive field investigation of the periphery of the Tarim Basin by geologists of the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Academia Sinica, and the 05 Project Administration, Bureau of Petroleum Geology of Southwest China.

Primary reference: Z. Zhou, G. Yin, and Z. Zhou. 2014. Ordovician (Darriwilian-early Katian) trilobite faunas of northwestern Tarim, Xinjiang, China. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 46:1-142 [M. Hopkins/M. Hopkins]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188390: authorized by Melanie Hopkins, entered by Melanie Hopkins on 30.08.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Corynexochida - Illaenidae
Parillaenus exiguus n. sp. Zhou et al. 2014 trilobite