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A new Changhsingian (Late Permian) brachiopod fauna from the Zhongzhai section (South China), Part 2: Lingulida, Orthida, Orthotetida and Spiriferida

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This is the second of a three-part systematic study documenting, for the first time, an exceptionally well-preserved and diverse brachiopod fauna of latest Changhsingian age (age constrained by conodont biostratigraphy, carbon isotopes and geochronology) from a unique shallow-marine clastic shelf Permian–Triassic boundary (PTB) section at Zhongzhai in southwestern China. This paper focuses specifically on brachiopods from the Lingulida, Orthida, Orthotetida and Spiriferida orders, which are represented by 13 established species, a new species (Orbiculoidea liaoi), two comparative species and three undetermined species. Additionally, morphological features and diagnoses of several key brachiopod genera, such as Orbiculoidea, Acosarina, Prelissorhynchia, Araxathyris and Spirigerella, are reviewed, clarified and updated in light of the exceptionally well-preserved material available for this study. In particular, this paper provides the first detailed English descriptions of several endemic South China Orbiculoidea species.Yang Zhang [zyan@deakin.edu.au], Faculty of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences, 388 Lumo Road, Hongshan, Wuhan 430074, PR China; G.R. Shi [grshi@deakin.edu.au] (corresponding author), School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia; Weihong He [whzhang@cug.edu.cn] (corresponding author), and Kexin Zhang [kx_zhang@cug.edu.cn], State Key Laboratory of Biogeology and Environmental Geology, China University of Geosciences, 388 Lumo Road, Hongshan, Wuhan 430074, PR China; Huiting Wu [ht_wu415@163.com], Faculty of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences, 388 Lumo Road, Hongshan, Wuhan 430074, PR China. *Also affiliated with: School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia. Received 16.11.2013; revised 18.2.2014; accepted 12.3.2014.

UOW Authors


  •   Zhang, Yang (external author)
  •   Shi, Guang
  •   He, Weihong (external author)
  •   Zhang, Kexin (external author)
  •   Wu, Huiting (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Zhang, Y., Shi, G. R., He, W., Zhang, K. & Wu, H. (2014). A new Changhsingian (Late Permian) brachiopod fauna from the Zhongzhai section (South China), Part 2: Lingulida, Orthida, Orthotetida and Spiriferida. Alcheringa: an Australian journal of palaeontology, 38 (4), 480-503.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84959852055

Number Of Pages


  • 23

Start Page


  • 480

End Page


  • 503

Volume


  • 38

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • This is the second of a three-part systematic study documenting, for the first time, an exceptionally well-preserved and diverse brachiopod fauna of latest Changhsingian age (age constrained by conodont biostratigraphy, carbon isotopes and geochronology) from a unique shallow-marine clastic shelf Permian–Triassic boundary (PTB) section at Zhongzhai in southwestern China. This paper focuses specifically on brachiopods from the Lingulida, Orthida, Orthotetida and Spiriferida orders, which are represented by 13 established species, a new species (Orbiculoidea liaoi), two comparative species and three undetermined species. Additionally, morphological features and diagnoses of several key brachiopod genera, such as Orbiculoidea, Acosarina, Prelissorhynchia, Araxathyris and Spirigerella, are reviewed, clarified and updated in light of the exceptionally well-preserved material available for this study. In particular, this paper provides the first detailed English descriptions of several endemic South China Orbiculoidea species.Yang Zhang [zyan@deakin.edu.au], Faculty of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences, 388 Lumo Road, Hongshan, Wuhan 430074, PR China; G.R. Shi [grshi@deakin.edu.au] (corresponding author), School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia; Weihong He [whzhang@cug.edu.cn] (corresponding author), and Kexin Zhang [kx_zhang@cug.edu.cn], State Key Laboratory of Biogeology and Environmental Geology, China University of Geosciences, 388 Lumo Road, Hongshan, Wuhan 430074, PR China; Huiting Wu [ht_wu415@163.com], Faculty of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences, 388 Lumo Road, Hongshan, Wuhan 430074, PR China. *Also affiliated with: School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia. Received 16.11.2013; revised 18.2.2014; accepted 12.3.2014.

UOW Authors


  •   Zhang, Yang (external author)
  •   Shi, Guang
  •   He, Weihong (external author)
  •   Zhang, Kexin (external author)
  •   Wu, Huiting (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Zhang, Y., Shi, G. R., He, W., Zhang, K. & Wu, H. (2014). A new Changhsingian (Late Permian) brachiopod fauna from the Zhongzhai section (South China), Part 2: Lingulida, Orthida, Orthotetida and Spiriferida. Alcheringa: an Australian journal of palaeontology, 38 (4), 480-503.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84959852055

Number Of Pages


  • 23

Start Page


  • 480

End Page


  • 503

Volume


  • 38

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom