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Zunyi [Niutitang Fm] (Cambrian of China)

Where: Guizhou, China (27.6° N, 106.7° E: paleocoordinates 30.6° N, 160.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Niutitang Formation, Atdabanian (520.0 - 516.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Niutitang Fm for which lithostratigraphic relationships are not discussed. AGE: Qiongzhusian = Atdabanian. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From the upper Qiongzhusian age Niutitang Fm.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified, green siltstone and lithified, black shale

• ENVIRONMENT: Offshore shelf environment.
• LITHOLOGY: Black shales and siltstone-shale interbeds. LITHIFICATION: Lithified, on the basis of figures.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: soft parts, replaced with silica

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: Multiple collectors. REPOSITORY: Not stated in text.

Primary reference: M. Steiner, M. Zhu, Y. Zhao and B.-D. Erdtmann. 2005. Lower Cambrian Burgess Shale-type fossil associations of South China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 220:129-152 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 86849: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 21.02.2009

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