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Xiuzigou, bed 17 (Cambrian of China)

Where: Henan, China (32.8° N, 111.5° E: paleocoordinates 18.1° N, 149.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Chuangiella trilobite zone, Shengwan Formation, Niuchehean (498.5 - 488.3 Ma)

• 32.02 m thick, probably late Late Cambrian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; lithified lime mudstone

• open platform
• grey thin-bedded argillaceous micrite 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 127079: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 24.04.2012

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