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Early carboniferous brachiopod faunas from the baoshan block, west yunnan, southwest China

Journal Article


Abstract


  • 38 brachiopod species in 27 genera and subgenera are described from the Yudong Formation in the Shidian-Baoshan area, west Yunnan, southwest China. New taxa include two new subgenera: Unispirifer (Septimispirifer) and Brachythyrina (Longathyrina), and seven new species: Eomarginifera yunnanensis, Marginatia cylindrica, Unispirifer (Unispirifer) xiangshanensis, Unispirifer (Septimispirifer) wafangjieensis, Brachythyrina (Brachythyrina) transversa, Brachythyrina (Longathyrina) baoshanensis, and Girtyella wafangjieensis. Based on the described material and constraints from associated coral and conodont faunas, the age of the brachiopod fauna from the Yudon Formation is considered late Tournaisian (Early Carboniferous), with a possibility extending into earlyViséan. © 2005 Association of Australasian Palaeontologists.

Publication Date


  • 2005

Citation


  • Shi, G. R., Chen, Z. Q., & Zhan, L. P. (2005). Early carboniferous brachiopod faunas from the baoshan block, west yunnan, southwest China. Alcheringa, 29(1), 31-85. doi:10.1080/03115510508619560

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-19344372794

Start Page


  • 31

End Page


  • 85

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • 38 brachiopod species in 27 genera and subgenera are described from the Yudong Formation in the Shidian-Baoshan area, west Yunnan, southwest China. New taxa include two new subgenera: Unispirifer (Septimispirifer) and Brachythyrina (Longathyrina), and seven new species: Eomarginifera yunnanensis, Marginatia cylindrica, Unispirifer (Unispirifer) xiangshanensis, Unispirifer (Septimispirifer) wafangjieensis, Brachythyrina (Brachythyrina) transversa, Brachythyrina (Longathyrina) baoshanensis, and Girtyella wafangjieensis. Based on the described material and constraints from associated coral and conodont faunas, the age of the brachiopod fauna from the Yudon Formation is considered late Tournaisian (Early Carboniferous), with a possibility extending into earlyViséan. © 2005 Association of Australasian Palaeontologists.

Publication Date


  • 2005

Citation


  • Shi, G. R., Chen, Z. Q., & Zhan, L. P. (2005). Early carboniferous brachiopod faunas from the baoshan block, west yunnan, southwest China. Alcheringa, 29(1), 31-85. doi:10.1080/03115510508619560

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-19344372794

Start Page


  • 31

End Page


  • 85

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 1