Early Carboniferous brachiopod faunas from the Baoshan block, West Yunnan, southwest China

G.R. Shi, Zhong Chen, L.P. Zhan

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    Abstract

    38 brachiopod species in 27 genera and subgenera are described from the Yadong 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 wafangiieensis. 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 early Visean.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)31-85
    JournalAlcheringa
    Volume29
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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