Lantian Loc. 6 (Miocene to of China)

Also known as L6

Where: Shaanxi, China (34.2° N, 109.3° E: paleocoordinates 34.0° N, 107.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Bahe Formation, MN 10 to MN 10 (9.7 - 7.8 Ma)

• formation is "roughly correlative with the European MN 10 - 11 zonation" and older than Baodean; the new "fossil assemblages are greatly restricted both horizontally and vertically"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; paleosol/pedogenic mudstone

• "paleosol horizons"
• "overbank mudstones"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1997 - 2001

Primary reference: Z.-Q. Zhang, A. W. Gentry, A. Kaakinen, L.-P. Liu, J. P. Lunkka, Z.-D. Qiu, S. Sen, R. S. Scott, L. Werdelin, S.-H. Zheng, and M. Fortelius. 2002. Land mammal faunal sequence of the late Miocene of China: new evidence from Lantian, Shaanxi Province. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 40(3):165-176 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 78323: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 02.02.2008

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Taxonomic list

• not the same as older Bahe Formation collections
 Rodentia - Muridae
Progonomys cf. cathalai Schaub 1938 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Cricetidae indet. Fischer von Waldheim 1817 mouse
said to be new
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Eutamias sp. Trouessart 1880 chipmunk
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Acerorhinus sp. Kretzoi 1942 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion "sp. 2" de Christol 1832 hipparionine horse
Hipparion "sp. 3" de Christol 1832 hipparionine horse
Hipparion chiai Liu et al. 1978 hipparionine horse
 Carnivora - Percrocutidae
 Carnivora - Felidae
cf. Metailurus sp. Zdansky 1924 cat
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Protoryx sp. Forsyth Major 1891 antelope
Shaanxispira baheensis n. sp. Zhang 2003 antelope
said to be new