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Permophricodothyris pavlova, 1965 (Brachiopoda, Spiriferida) from the Permian of South China: its morphology, biostratigraphy and distribution

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posted on 2002-10-01, 00:00 authored by Guang ShiGuang Shi, Z Q Chen, N R Han
A study of both silicified and nonsilicified specimens of Permian reticularioid brachiopods from South China suggests that Permophricodothyris, a genus previously rarely reported from China, is actually very common and abundant in the Middle and especially Upper Permian of South China. This study also clarifies, for the first time, that many of the reticularioid brachiopod species previously described as Squamularia in fact belong to Permophricodothyris. The new data presented in this paper also allows a critical evaluation of Permophricodothyris in relation to its closest allies: Phricodothyris, Squamularia, Bullarina and Neophricodothyris. The revision reveals that a total of 18 Permophricodothyris species are present in the Middle and Upper Permian of South China, with only one species, P. squamularioides, having survived the Permian-Triassic mass extinction. Two species, P. grandis (Chao) and P. guangxiensis Han, Zhou & Wang, are redescribed here, providing critical new information on the morphology and taxonomy of these species.

History

Journal

Pala╠łontologische Zeitschrift

Volume

76

Issue

2

Pagination

369 - 383

Publisher

E. Schweizerbartsche Verlagsbuchhandlung

Location

Stuttgart, Germany

ISSN

0031-0220

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2002, E. Schweizerbartsche Verlagsbuchhandlung