Shihmen Formation, Kuohsing, Pinglin-hsi, Taiwan - Huang (2002) (Miocene of Taiwan)

Also known as Kuohsing, Taiwan

Where: Taiwan (23.9° N, 121.1° E: paleocoordinates 23.4° N, 124.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Shihmen Formation, Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• Collected from Early Miocene Kokusei Formation (=Shihmen Formation). The strata at and around the fossil locality are referred to the Early Miocene, zone NN3 to NN2 as evidence by calcareous nannofossils and fieldwork.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; medium-grained, gray, blue, silty sandstone

• No environmental data reported.
• Medium-grained, bluish gray muddy sandstone in association with many molluscan fossils.

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, chemical, sieve,

• Material reposited in the Dept of Geology, Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Primary reference: T. Huang. 2002. Kummelonautilus taiwanum sp. nov. (Nautilida) from the early Miocene Shihmen Formation, Chungliao, Nantou, west-central Taiwan. Western Pacific Earth Sciences 2(4):445-454 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41742: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 20.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Includes nannofossils used to establish biostratigraphy and associated macrofossils mentioned in text.
 Nummulitacea - Nummulitidae
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Balanus sp. Da Costa 1778 barnacle
 Nautilida - Nautilidae
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Flabellum sp. Lesson 1831 stony coral
 Prymnesiophycidae - Prymnesiophycidae
Coccolithus pelagicus Wallich 1877
Discoaster deflandrei Bramlette and Riedel 1954
Sphenolithus moriformis Bronnimann and Stradner 1960
Helicosphaera carteri
Helicosphaera carteri Wallich 1877