Shargaltein Gol (Oligocene of China)

Also known as Taben Buluk; Taben-Buluk; Shargaltein-tal; Shargaltein Tal

Where: Gansu, China (40.5° N, 94.7° E: paleocoordinates 40.7° N, 91.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Oligocene (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Bohlin in 1930

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

Primary reference: B. Bohlin. 1945. History of the expedition in Asia 1927–1935. Part IV. General reports of travels and fieldwork. Palaeontological and geological researches in Mongolia and Kansu 1929-1933. Reports from the Scientific Expedition to the North-Western Provinces of China Under Leadership of Dr. Sven Hedin. The Sino-Swedish Expedition Publication 26:255-325 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 175388: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 11.12.2015

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
Tachyoryctoides sp. Bohlin 1937 mouse
 Rodentia - Bathyergidae
Tsaganomys altaicus Matthew and Granger 1923 mole rat
 Rodentia - Ctenodactylidae
Tataromys sigmodon Matthew and Granger 1923 gundi
"Tataromys parvus" = Tataromys minor Huang 1985 gundi
Yindirtemys ambiguus Wang 1997 gundi
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Desmatolagus pusillus Teilhard de Chardin 1926 rabbit
Desmatolagus robustus Matthew and Granger 1923 rabbit
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Sinolagomys kansuensis n. gen. n. sp. Bohlin 1937 pika
Sinolagomys gracilis n. sp. Bohlin 1942 pika
Sinolagomys major n. sp. Bohlin 1937 pika
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Amphechinus sp. Aymard 1850 hedgehog
Palaeoscaptor sp. Matthew and Granger 1924 hedgehog
 Perissodactyla - Paraceratheriidae
"Indricotherium sp." = Paraceratherium
"Indricotherium sp." = Paraceratherium Forster Cooper 1911 odd-toed ungulate
 Didymoconida -
Didymoconus sp. Matthew and Granger 1924 eutherian
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Eumeryx sp. Matthew and Granger 1924 deer