Lantian S4 of Liu et al. 1978 (Miocene to of China)

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: crevasse splay; sandstone

• S4 is shown in a section in what appears to be a crevasse splay sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

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 78327: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 02.02.2008

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion chiai Liu et al. 1978 hipparionine horse
Hipparion weihoense Liu et al. 1978 hipparionine horse
 Ungulata - Giraffidae