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A conodont-based Middle Triassic age assignment for the Luoping Biota of Yunnan, China

  • QiYue Zhang
  • ChangYong Zhou
  • Tao Lu
  • Tao Xie
  • XiongYing Lou
  • Wei Liu
  • YuanYuan Sun
  • JinYuan Huang
  • LaiShi Zhao
Article

Abstract

The Luoping Biota consists of abundant and well-preserved marine fishes, reptiles, invertebrates, and plants. It occurs in the Middle Triassic Guanling Formation in Daaozi Village of Luoping County, Yunnan Province, China. Based on conodonts, the Luoping Biota is determined to lie within the Nicoraella kockeli Zone, which is assigned to the Pelsonian substage of the Anisian.

Keywords

Luoping Biota Anisian Guanling Formation conodont 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • QiYue Zhang
    • 1
  • ChangYong Zhou
    • 1
  • Tao Lu
    • 1
  • Tao Xie
    • 1
  • XiongYing Lou
    • 1
  • Wei Liu
    • 1
  • YuanYuan Sun
    • 1
  • JinYuan Huang
    • 2
  • LaiShi Zhao
    • 2
  1. 1.Chengdu Intitute of Geology and Mineral ResourcesGeological Survey of ChinaChengduChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Geological Processes and Mineral ResourcesChina University of GeosciencesWuhanChina

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