Lower paleozoic facies relationships, fossils, and depositional systems of the Northwest Ordos Basin, northern China, are sparsely documented in western world literature (Meng et al., 1997; Kessel, 2005). Recent field work in this area during the summer of 2004 recovered a single specimen of a new chiastoclonellid sponge. That sponge, described here, was collected from a measured section of Lower Paleozoic rocks exposed in the Suhaitu area, in the northern part of the Zhuozi Shan Range, northwestern Ordos Basin (Fig. 1), in southern Inner Mongolia Province. The Zhuozi Shan Range is part of the western...
A NEW ORDOVICIAN CHIASTOCLONELLID SPONGE FROM INNER MONGOLIA, CHINA
J. KEITH RIGBY, BENJAMIN J. KESSEL, BRADLEY D. RITTS, SCOTT J. FRIEDMAN; A NEW ORDOVICIAN CHIASTOCLONELLID SPONGE FROM INNER MONGOLIA, CHINA. Journal of Paleontology ; 80 (4): 775–779. doi: https://doi.org/10.1666/0022-3360(2006)80[775:ANOCSF]2.0.CO;2
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