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A new turban-shaped gogiid eocrinoid from the Kaili Formation (Kaili Biota), Balang, Jianhe County, Guizhou Province, China

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 August 2017

Ronald L. Parsley
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118,
Yuanlong Zhao
College of Resource and Environmental Engineering of Guizhou University, Guiyang, 550003, China,


A rare new turban-shaped basal Middle Cambrian gogiid eocrinoid, Turbanicystis inflatus new genus and species is described from the Kaili Formation (Kaili Biota), Guizhou Province, China. It co-occurs with three other markedly different gogiids, Sinoeocrinus, Globoeocrinus, and Balangicystis, and is part of a unique Middle Cambrian community that is dominated by echinoderms.

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