Middle Jurassic Gastropods from Xizang (Tibet), China

  • Huiji Wang
  • Shengqiu Yang
Conference paper
Part of the Palaeontologia Cathayana book series (PALAEONTOLOGIA, volume 5)


This paper describes the Middle Jurassic gastropods from the Marl member of the Daheishan Formation in the Chuanba Coal Mine of Gerze, Xizang (Tibet). 9 species of gastropods occurred in there. Among them 3 species are new, the other 6 species are all known to appear in the Middle Jurassic Bathonian. Accordingly, the fossil-bearing beds are of Middle Jurassic age. Besides, 4 species of gastropods from there belong to the Cerithiacea, 1 species to the Littorinaces. Their extant species are living in the littoral area or shallow sea. Therefore, the fossil-bearing beds probably belong to littoral or shallow sea deposits.


Middle Jurassic Littoral Area Spiral Line Shanghai Museum Spiral Ornamentation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huiji Wang
    • 1
  • Shengqiu Yang
    • 2
  1. 1.Shanghai Museum of Natural HistoryChina
  2. 2.Shanghai Meishan Metallurgical CorporationChina

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