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Location

Chengjiang county is located in southern China (see map).

Fossil Localities of Chengjiang Fauna
(Image courtesy of Stefan Bengston and Jan Bergström, modified after Hou and Bergström, 1997)

Since the discovery of the original site at Maotianshan (Maotian Hill, below) a number of Chengjiang fauna-bearing localities have been unearthed (see map above).

Maotianshan (Maotian Hill)
(Image courtesy of Stefan Bengston and Jan Bergström, from Hou and Bergström, 1997)

Collecting fossils at Maotianshan:

Fossil Collecting at Maotianshan
(Image courtesy of the Cambrian Subcommission of the International Stratigraphic Commission, Secretary G. Geyer)

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