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Gaoqiaogou, bed 40 (Cambrian of China)

Where: Sichuan, China (32.2° N, 108.4° E: paleocoordinates 24.4° N, 158.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ptychagnostus atavus trilobite zone, Baguamiao Formation, Taijangian (513.0 - 505.0 Ma)

• 7 m thick

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: slope; lithified, argillaceous limestone

• platform margin slope
• grey thin-bedded argillaceous 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 127059: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 23.04.2012

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