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Yuejiaping, bed 8 (Cambrian of China)

Where: Shaanxi, China (33.2° N, 110.9° E: paleocoordinates 23.4° N, 160.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Megapalaeolenus trilobite zone, Wangjiadian Formation, Duyunian (516.0 - 513.0 Ma)

• 7.38 m thick

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; lithified, dolomitic limestone and lithified marl

• open platform
• light grey thin-bedded fine crystalline dolomitic limestone with a layer of yellowish-grey marlite in the middle part

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 127094: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 24.04.2012

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