Liuhonggou, 40 km south-west of Urumqi (Cretaceous to of China)

Also known as Wulumqi

Where: Xinjiang, China (43.6° N, 87.3° E: paleocoordinates 42.7° N, 85.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lianmuxin Formation (Upper Tugulu Group), Aptian to Aptian (125.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• lower part of Lianmuxin Formation (?Aptian–Albian)

•Upper Lianmuxin Formation (?Aptian-Albian)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; mudstone and siltstone

• "Tugulu Group deposition took place in and around a large inland lake that formed in the Junggur basin under a subtropical to tropical climate" (Lucas, 2001).
• "Lianmuqin Formation, interbedded red green and yellow variagated mudstones and siltstones." (Lucas, 2001)

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Sino-German Cooperation Project on the Mesozoic Stratigraphy and Palaeontology of the Junggar Basin in 2001

• SGP, Sino-German Project collection, currently housed at the Institut und Museum fuer Geologie und Palaeontologie, University of Tuebingen, Germany. The collection remains the property of the People’s Republic of China and will be transferred to a public Chinese collection after the scientific studies are finished. The final repository will be announced in an internationally accessible journal.

Primary reference: M. W. Maisch, A. T. Matzke, and G. Sun. 2004. A new dsungaripteroid pterosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of the southern Junggar Basin, north-west China. Cretaceous Research 25:625-634 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 89993: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 25.06.2009, edited by Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

• Andres et al. (2010) states that Lonchognathosaurus acutirostris is likely to be a synonym of Dsungaripterus weii
Osteichthyes indet. bony fish
Undescribed material
 Temnospondyli - Brachyopidae
Gobiops desertus2 Shishkin 1991 tetrapod
Undescribed material
 Temnospondyli -
Trematosauroidea indet.2 Watson 1919 tetrapod
SGP 2001/32 (partial right ilium)
 Testudines - Sinemydidae
"Dracochelys wimani n. sp." = Wuguia efremovi1
"Dracochelys wimani n. sp." = Wuguia efremovi1 Khozatsky 1996 turtle
SGP 2001/9 holotype partial shell; additional specimens reported by Matzke et al. 2004
 Pterosauria -
Pterosauria indet. Kaup 1834 pterosaur
Undescribed disarticulated specimens
 Pterosauria - Dsungaripteridae
Lonchognathosaurus acutirostris n. gen. n. sp. Maisch et al. 2004 pterosaur
SGP 2001/19 (holotype), anterior part of a skull