Yangmeikeng tracksite, Shaoguan (Cretaceous of China)

Where: Guangdong, China (25.4° N, 114.5° E: paleocoordinates 25.2° N, 108.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Zhutian Formation (Nanxiong Group), Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• "7th layer" of formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; brown, red, argillaceous siltstone and fine-grained sandstone

• "red-brown, pelitic siltstone mixed with laminae (thin-layered), fine-grained sandstone"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected in 1983-1984, 1993, 2008

Collection methods: surface (in situ), peel or thin section,

Primary reference: L.-d. Xing, J. D. Harris, Z.-m. Dong, Y.-l. Lin, W. Chen, S.-b. Guo, and Q. Ji. 2009. Ornithopod (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) tracks from the Upper Cretaceous Zhutian Formation in the Nanxiong Basin, Guangdong, China and general observations on large Chinese ornithopod footprints. Geological Bulletin of China 28(7):829-843 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 101462: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 23.12.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
? Sauropoda indet. sauropod
"possible sauropod tracks"
 Neornithischia - Iguanodontipodidae
Hadrosauropodus nanxiongensis n. sp. Xing et al. 2009 bird foot dinosaur