Shimen Commune (lower bed) (Paleocene to of China)

Also known as Prosarcodon lonanensis type

Where: Shaanxi, China (34.2° N, 110.2° E: paleocoordinates 34.2° N, 101.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Fangou Formation, Early/Lower Paleocene to Early/Lower Paleocene (66.0 - 58.7 Ma)

• About 6m below the top of the lower part of the Fangou Formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; brown, red, sandy mudstone

• Brown, red sandy mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1977-1978

Primary reference: M. C. McKenna, X. Xiangxu, and Z. Mingzhen. 1984. Prosarcodon lonanensis, a new Paleocene micropternodontid palaeoryctoid insectivore from Asia. American Museum Novitates 2780:1-17 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 132651: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 24.08.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Cimolesta - Sarcodontidae
Prosarcodon lonanensis n. gen. n. sp.
Prosarcodon lonanensis n. gen. n. sp. McKenna et al. 1984 eutherian
WNUG specimen no. 78Sh001 - holotype (fragmentary skull and jaws)
 Amblypoda - Bemalambdidae
Bemalambdidae indet. Chow et al. 1973 pantodont
"New genus and species"
 Anagalida - Anagalidae
Linnania sp. Chow et al. 1973 placental
"New species"
 Acreodi - Mesonychidae
Hukoutherium shimemensis n. sp. Qi and Huang 1982 condylarth
IVPP V6260 - type (poorly preserved skull associated with lower jaws)