Shimen village, Yangshulin, Pingquan County (CNU 2005 collection) (Cretaceous of China)

Where: Hebei, China (41.0° N, 118.9° E: paleocoordinates 43.6° N, 120.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Jianshangou Member (Yixian Formation), Early/Lower Aptian (125.5 - 122.5 Ma)

• U-Pb dating from the Sihetun area indicates that the Yixian Formation ranges from 124.9 ± 1.7 Ma to 122.8 ± 1.6 Ma (Yang et al., 2007). Chang et al. (2017) obtained Ar/Ar ages of 125.8 ± 1.0 Ma and 126.0 ± 0.8 Ma from the Lujiatun Unit, the lowest part of the Yixian Formation, below the lacustrine shales. They infer an age of 125.22 ± 0.22 Ma for the lower part of the Jianshangou Unit, based on their date and previously published information. It is not clear if the formation is the same age elsewhere, but for now the same age is assigned.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified, tuffaceous mudstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Repository: Capital Normal University, Beijing

Primary reference: D. Ren, C. C. Labandeira, J. A. Santiago-Blay, A. Rasnitsyn, C. K. Shih, A. Bashkuev, M. A. V. Logan, C. L. Hotton, and D. Dilcher. 2009. A probable pollination mode before angiosperms: Eurasian long-proboscid scorpionflies. Science 326:840-847 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 117452: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 21.09.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Mecoptera - Mesopsychidae
Vitimopsyche kozlovi n. sp. Ren et al. 2009 scorpionfly