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Latest Devonian (Famennian) to earliest Carboniferous (Tournaisian) brachiopods from the Bachu Formation of the Tarim Basin, Xinjiang Province, northwest China

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Brachiopods are described from two horizons of the Bachu Formation from the Bachu area of the Tarim Basin, Xinjiang Province, northwest China. We assign the brachiopods from the basal Bachu Formation to the late Famennian and correlate those from its upper part of the Eochoristites-Martiniella Assemblage of South China of the early Tournaisian. The brachiopod fauna of the Bachu Formation exhibits strong generic and specific links with coeval South Chinese faunas, suggesting a close biogeographical affinity with the South China block. Eleven species are described, including one new species, Ptychomaletoechia bachuensis.

Publication Date


  • 1999

Citation


  • Chen, Z. Q., & Shi, G. R. (1999). Latest Devonian (Famennian) to earliest Carboniferous (Tournaisian) brachiopods from the Bachu Formation of the Tarim Basin, Xinjiang Province, northwest China. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia, 105(2), 231-250.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0033386824

Start Page


  • 231

End Page


  • 250

Volume


  • 105

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • Brachiopods are described from two horizons of the Bachu Formation from the Bachu area of the Tarim Basin, Xinjiang Province, northwest China. We assign the brachiopods from the basal Bachu Formation to the late Famennian and correlate those from its upper part of the Eochoristites-Martiniella Assemblage of South China of the early Tournaisian. The brachiopod fauna of the Bachu Formation exhibits strong generic and specific links with coeval South Chinese faunas, suggesting a close biogeographical affinity with the South China block. Eleven species are described, including one new species, Ptychomaletoechia bachuensis.

Publication Date


  • 1999

Citation


  • Chen, Z. Q., & Shi, G. R. (1999). Latest Devonian (Famennian) to earliest Carboniferous (Tournaisian) brachiopods from the Bachu Formation of the Tarim Basin, Xinjiang Province, northwest China. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia, 105(2), 231-250.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0033386824

Start Page


  • 231

End Page


  • 250

Volume


  • 105

Issue


  • 2