Jiegou (Miocene of China)

Also known as Agriotherium

Where: Gansu, China (35.6° N, 103.2° E: paleocoordinates 34.9° N, 100.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: 4th Member (Linxia Formation), Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• "Baodean" stage

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; red, calcareous claystone

• "red clay with calcareous nodules about 50m thick"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1987

Primary reference: Z.-x. Qiu, J.-y. Xie, and Y. Defa. 1991. Discovery of Late Miocene Agriotherium from Jiegou, Gansu, and its taxonomic implications. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 29(4):286-295 [X. Wang/X. Wang/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 34694: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 16.09.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Chilotherium sp. Ringström 1924 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion sp. de Christol 1832 hipparionine horse
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Agriotherium inexpetans n. sp. Qiu et al. 1991 bear
 Ungulata - Giraffidae
Honanotherium sp. Bohlin 1927 giraffe
 Ungulata - Cervidae
"Cervocerus sp." = Cervavitus
"Cervocerus sp." = Cervavitus Chomenko 1913 deer