Twin Oboes Baluchitheres (Oligocene of China)

Also known as East Mesa; Hospital Camp; Ulan Gochu

Where: Nei Mongol, China (42.4° N, 111.2° E: paleocoordinates 42.8° N, 107.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Baron Sog Formation, Late/Upper Oligocene (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)

• immediately above the Ulan Gochu, separated by a "sharp unconformity," and thought to be younger than the Hsanda Gol, so perhaps late Oligocene (or younger)

•estimated thickness 35 feet throughout the area

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

• none given

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1928; reposited in the AMPG

Primary reference: H. F. Osborn. 1929. Embolotherium, gen. nov., of the Ulan Gochu, Mongolia. American Museum Novitates 353:1-20 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 73807: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 29.06.2007

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Paraceratheriidae
"cf. Baluchitherium sp." = Paraceratherium
"cf. Baluchitherium sp." = Paraceratherium Forster Cooper 1911 odd-toed ungulate
"a specific and perhaps generic stage more advanced than Baluchitherium"