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Lugou, unit 9 (Cambrian to of China)

Where: Shaanxi, China (34.1° N, 110.1° E: paleocoordinates 7.6° S, 144.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Plebiellus latilimbatus trilobite zone, Shangloucun Formation, Taijangian to Taijangian (513.0 - 501.0 Ma)

• unit 9: 85.9 m thick, approx. equivalent to Plebiellus latilimbatus zone of the upper Zhangxia Formation

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; lithified, argillaceous limestone

• N China Platform, open platform
• bluish-grey very thick-bedded argillaceous banded limestone intercalated with debris bearing oolitic calcite limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Primary reference: J. Yang, S. Yu, G. Liu, N. Su, M. He, J. Shang, H. Zhang, H. Zhu, Y. Li and G. Yan. 1993. Cambrian stratigraphy, lithofacies, paleogeography and trilobite faunas of East Qinling-Dabashan Mountains, China 1-246 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 126957: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 21.04.2012

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