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Bed Mb08, Meishucun section (Cambrian to of China)

Also known as Bed 8 of Qian & Bengston.

Where: Yunnan, China (24.7° N, 102.6° E: paleocoordinates 37.1° N, 162.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Siphogonuchites - Paragloborilus small shelly zone, Dahai Member (Zhujiaqing Formation), Meishucunian to Meishucunian (542.0 - 520.0 Ma)

• Watsonella crosbyi

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, phosphatic, gray, silty, cherty/siliceous siltstone and lithified, black, argillaceous, silty dolomite

• Grey, thick-bedded, phosphatic and silty dolomite intercalated with cherty and glauconitic horizons.

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: cast

Collection methods: Specimens stored at Nanjing Institue of Geology and Palaeontology, Academia Sinica, Nanjing, China

Primary reference: Y. Qian and S. Bengtson. 1989. Palaeontology and biostratigraphy of the Early Cambrian Meishucunian Stage in Yunnan Province, South China. Fossils and Strata 24:1-156 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner/S. Nurnberg] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 96449: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 08.06.2010

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