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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
Affiliation:
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118,
Yuanlong Zhao
Affiliation:
College of Resource and Environmental Engineering of Guizhou University, Guiyang, 550003, China,

Abstract

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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Copyright © 2010, The Paleontological Society 

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