Bed L3 of the Upper Qiziqiao Fm, Xikuangshan section, Xinhua County, Hunan (Devonian of China)

Where: Hunan, China (27.8° N, 111.5° E: paleocoordinates 4.3° S, 109.3° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Qiziqiao Formation, Frasnian (382.7 - 372.2 Ma)

• bed is about 0.5m thick, contains fossils throughout

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; shelly/skeletal limestone

• outer littoral to shallow subtidal zone.

Collection methods: Illustrated specimens are housed in the Department of Geology, Peking University in Beijing (abbreviated PUM).

Primary reference: X.-P. Ma, Y.-L. Sun, W.-C. Hao and W.-H. Liao. 2002. Rugose corals and brachiopods across the Frasnian-Famennian boundary in central Hunan, South China. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 47(2):373-396 [A. Miller/J. Sessa/J. Sessa]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40946: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Jocelyn Sessa on 04.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Brachiopods, corals, and conodonts are listed as present, ostracod abundance is listed as the number of left and right valves per 500 grams of sample. Ostracod abundance is grouped into categories of < 20, 20-5, 50-100, 100-200, >400.
 Podocopida - Acratiidae
 Palaeocopida - Scrobiculidae
 Platycopida - Cavellinidae
 Spiriferida - Cyrtospiriferidae