Revision of the conchostracan genus Tenuestheria from the Upper Cretaceous Lanxi Formation in Zhejiang and its biostratigraphic significance in Southeast China

Li Gang, Wan Xiaoqiao, Helmut Willems, David J. Batten

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Abstract

The diagnosis of the conchostracan genus Tenuestheria from the Lanxi Formation in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province in Southeast China is revised following an examination of the type species under a scanning electron microscope, which revealed some morphological features on the carapace that had not been recognized previously. The importance of the Tenuestheria Fauna is considered in the context of correlation of six Turonian-Santonian formations in this region of China. The value of the Cenomanian Nemestheria and Turonian Linhaiella faunas in correlating the underlying early Late Cretaceous formations is also noted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)925-930
Number of pages6
JournalActa Geologica Sinica-English Edition
Volume81
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2007

Keywords

  • conchostraca
  • Tenuestheria
  • upper cretaceous
  • Southeast China

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