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Xiuzigou, bed 4 (Cambrian of China)

Where: Henan, China (32.8° N, 111.5° E: paleocoordinates 22.1° N, 157.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Mufushania-Holocephalina trilobite zone, Fengjia'ao Formation, Taijangian (513.0 - 505.0 Ma)

• 32.8 m thick, "Mufushania"-Holocephalina zone of Yang 1993, probably equivalent to Ptachagnostus gibbus zone, Cambrian stage 5

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; lithified limestone

• outer shelf
• grey thin- to medium-bedded 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 127072: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 23.04.2012

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