Shansi Rhinoceroses - 1: Late/Upper Miocene, China

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Sinotherium simplum n. sp.
1 specimen
single M3 (upper)
Chilotherium sp. Ringström 1924
Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion spp.
"2 or 3 species"
Hypohippus sp. (Leidy 1858)
original and current combination Anchitherium (Hypohippus)
Mammalia - Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Ictitherium sp. Wagner 1848
Mammalia - Ungulata - Giraffidae
Samotherium sp. Forsyth Major 1888
Mammalia - Ungulata - Bovidae
Gazella sp. Blaineville 1816
Mammalia - Ungulata - Cervidae
Cervus sp. Linnaeus 1758
see common names

Country:China State/province:Shanxi
Coordinates: 41.0° North, 115.0° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:40.9° North, 113.5° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Period:Neogene Epoch:Miocene
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 6
*Period:Late/Upper Tertiary - Late/Upper Tertiary *Epoch:Pliocene
*Local age/stage:Pontian
Key time interval:Late/Upper Miocene
Age range of interval:11.60800 - 5.33300 m.y. ago
* legacy (obsolete) database fields
Stratigraphy comments: The age estiamtes for the collection are made based on the presense of several taxa characteristic of a Pliocene Hipparion fauna.
JA: the age is unquestionably late Miocene based on the faunal list
Lithology and environment
Lithology description: Unknown but thought to be from the red clays of the early Pliocene, Pontian, of the Paote Distirct, where the type specimen of Sinotherium largrelii was found.
Environment:terrestrial indet.
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Database number:13477
Authorizer:W. Clyde Enterer:J. Finarelli
Modifier:J. Alroy Research group:vertebrate
Created:2002-04-01 05:59:21 Last modified:2007-05-24 17:08:35
Access level:the public Released:2002-04-01 05:59:21
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

6093.5% 43020M. M. Chow. 1958. New elasmotherine rhinoceroses from Shansi. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 2(2-3):131-142 [W. Clyde/J. Finarelli/W. Clyde]