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Mohershan, Kuruktag (Cambrian of China)

Where: Xinjiang, China (41.5° N, 90.0° E: paleocoordinates 10.1° S, 142.3° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Xidashan Formation, Nangaoian (516.0 - 513.0 Ma)

• Middle Tsanglanpuan Stage, which is middle Early Cambrian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified limestone

• The Xidashan Formation is composed of blackish grey arenaceous limestones and argillaceous limestones, occasionally with siliceous bands of thin layers of nodular limestones and shales. The total thickness is about 60-88 meters.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Primary reference: W. YŁ. 1986. Lower Cambrian univalved molluscs from Kuruktag, Xinjiang. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 25(1):10-16 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner/P. Wagner] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49494: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 17.04.2005, edited by Uta Merkel

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