Oshih, northern slopes of Arts Bogd (Cretaceous to of Mongolia)

Also known as Öösh, Osh, Ashile, Oshih Nur

Where: Ovorkhangai, Mongolia (44.9° N, 102.9° E: paleocoordinates 45.8° N, 104.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cannonball Member (Oshih Formation), Valanginian to Valanginian (139.8 - 130.0 Ma)

• Oshih, Cannonball Member of Oshih Formation of Berkey and Morris (1927), possibly equivalent of Tevsh Formation (Undurukhin), Valanginian-Neocomian (Samiolov et al., 1988).

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gray, white sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Mongolian-American Expedition in 1997

Collection methods: surface (float)

Primary reference: G. W. Rougier, M. J. Novacek, M. C. McKenna and J. R. Wible. 2001. Gobiconodonts from the Early Cretaceous of Oshih (Ashile), Mongolia. American Museum Novitates 3348:1-30 [R. Benson/R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 119463: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 27.10.2011, edited by Matthew Carrano

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Taxonomic list

 Eutriconodonta - Gobiconodontidae
Gobiconodontidae indet. Jenkins and Schaff 1988 mammal
RCSP 03-22; R dentary
Gobiconodon "second species" Trofimov 1978 mammal
PSS-MAE 137, 138; mandibles
Gobiconodon hopsoni n. sp. Rougier et al. 2001 mammal
PSS-MAE 140 (holotype R maxailla), and PSS-MAE 139 (R mandible)