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Mid-Cretaceous Rudist Assemblage from the Lhasa Block, Tibet (China)

  • Xin RaoEmail author
  • Peter W. Skelton
  • Shin-ichi Sano
  • Jingeng Sha
  • Bin Wan
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)

Abstract

A total of four rudist taxa had been distinguished from the Sangzugang Formation and the Langshan Formation of the Lhasa block, Tibet by Rao et al. [4, 5]. They are Auroradiolites biconvexus [5], Magallanesia rutogensis [5], Eoradiolites cf. hedini and Sellaea sp. The genus Auroradiolites was established for a group of SW Asian to the Pacific endemic radiolitids that featured by an entirely compact outer shell layer. The geological range of this rudist assemblage is Late Aptian to Albian. The mid-Cretaceous SW Asian-Pacific province was recognized based on the occurrence of endemic rudist taxa Auroradiolites and the accompanying polyconitid lineage, Horiopleura haydeni—Praecaprotina—Magallanesia.

Keywords

Lhasa block Sangzugang Formation Langshan Formation Rudist SW Asian/Pacific faunal province 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xin Rao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Peter W. Skelton
    • 2
  • Shin-ichi Sano
    • 3
  • Jingeng Sha
    • 1
  • Bin Wan
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and StratigraphyNanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology and Center for Excellence in Life and Paleoenvironment, Chinese Academy of SciencesNanjingChina
  2. 2.School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem SciencesThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK
  3. 3.Department of Earth System Science, Graduate School of Science and Engineering for ResearchUniversity of ToyamaToyama-Shi, ToyamaJapan

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