Harsala, Xishanyao Fm (Jurassic to of China)

Where: Xinjiang, China (44.5° N, 84.6° E: paleocoordinates 47.5° N, 87.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Xishanyao Formation, Aalenian to Aalenian (174.1 - 168.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; lithified mudstone and lithified, carbonaceous mudstone

• Fluvial and fluvial-swamp facies
• yellowish green, grey mudstone, silty mudstone and siltstone

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: H. C. Zhang. 1996. Mesozoic Insects of Orthophlebiidae (Insecta, Mecoptera) from Junggar Basin, Xinjiang, China. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 35(4):442-456 [M. Clapham/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 117193: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 17.09.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Mecoptera - Orthophlebiidae
Orthophlebia exculpta n. sp. Zhang 1996 scorpionfly
Protorthophlebia strigata n. sp. Zhang 1996 scorpionfly
93-HE-2/K1, 2