Shanwang, Linqu County, collection 5 (Miocene of China)

Where: Shandong, China (36.6° N, 118.7° E: paleocoordinates 36.5° N, 116.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Shanwang Formation, Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• Paleomagnetic and radiometric evidence correlates the Shanwang Formation to subchron 5En of Chron 5. The main part of the Shanwang Formation covers 18.524 Ma to 18.056 Ma, with the Shanwang Formation as a whole covering 18.5 ma to 17.5 Ma. Recent paleontological results show that the Shanwang Formation can be correlated with the European mammalian zone MN instead of the previous MN5.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Two minor volcanic faulted basins, the Linqu and Shanwang Basins, are present in the study area. The former lies near the county town of Linqu, and the latter in the Shanwang National Geopark, east of this town. The faulted basins are the result of intense Mesozoic-Cenozoic tectonic extension and rifting; the development of these basins was closely related in time with the nearby NE-SW and NW-SE trending faults in the Yishu Fault Zone.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Repository: Shandong Provincial Museum. This collection contains specimens labeled with six-digit numbers starting with 7......

Primary reference: Q. B. Lin. 1982. Insecta. Palaeontological Atlas of East China 3:148-155 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 130412: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 08.07.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Fulgoridae
"Hylophylax erromena n. gen. n. sp." = Limois shanwangensis
"Hylophylax erromena n. gen. n. sp." = Limois shanwangensis Hong 1979 fulgorid planthopper
750118
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Formica "sp. 1"3, "Rectorhagas dumetorum n. gen. n. sp." = Paraphaenogaster dumetorum, Leptogenys chinensis3
Formica "sp. 1"3 Linnaeus 1758 ant
750129
"Rectorhagas dumetorum n. gen. n. sp." = Paraphaenogaster dumetorum Lin 1982 ant
750135
Leptogenys chinensis3 Mayr 1870 ant
750124
 Hymenoptera - Ichneumonidae
Sinicorussus luzhongensis n. gen. n. sp. Lin 1982 ichneumon wasp
750109
 Coleoptera - Dascillidae
Dascillus shandongianus3 Zhang 1989 soft bodied plant beetle
750110
 Coleoptera - Cantharidae
"Curticantharis thermophila n. sp." = Themus (Themus) thermophilus3
"Curticantharis thermophila n. sp." = Themus (Themus) thermophilus3 Zhang 1989 soldier beetle
750097/6
 Coleoptera - Elateridae
Corymbites cf. pruinosus3 Motschulsky 1860 click beetle
750099
Corymbites emblemoelytrus n. sp.3 Zhang 1989 click beetle
750155/6 (Magniscarabaeus brunneus in Hong, 1985 - pl 19, fig 2)
 Coleoptera - Cerambycidae
Zoodes shandongensis n. sp.3, "Sinocaralosoma expansum n. sp." = Mesosa expansa1, "Megacarabus shanwangensis n. sp." = Trachylophus shanwangensis1
Zoodes shandongensis n. sp.3 Zhang 1989 longhorned beetle
750093
"Sinocaralosoma expansum n. sp." = Mesosa expansa1 Hong 1983 longhorned beetle
750120, 750127
"Megacarabus shanwangensis n. sp." = Trachylophus shanwangensis1 Hong 1983 longhorned beetle
750101
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
"Sinocurculia shanwangensis" = Atactogaster shanwangensis3
"Sinocurculia shanwangensis" = Atactogaster shanwangensis3 Hong 1985 snout beetle
750140
 Coleoptera -
Scarabaeoidea "indet. 2"3 Latreille 1802 scarab beetle
750089 (Magniscarabaeus furvus in Hong & Wang, 1985 - pl 18, fig 2)
Scarabaeoidea "indet. 3"3 Latreille 1802 scarab beetle
750106, 750107
Scarabaeoidea "indet. 4"3 Latreille 1802 scarab beetle
750090
 Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae
Anomala punctulata n. sp.3, Anomala amblobelia n. sp.3, "Cetoniidae indet." = Schizorhinini3
Anomala punctulata n. sp.3 Zhang 1989 scarab beetle
750142
Anomala amblobelia n. sp.3 Zhang 1989 scarab beetle
750098 (Magniscarabaeus furvus in Hong & Wang, 1985 - pl 18, fig 1)
"Cetoniidae indet." = Schizorhinini3 Burmeister 1842 flower chafer
750136 (Obitiscarabaeus jiaoyanshanensis in Hong, 1985 - pl 23, fig 1)
 Coleoptera - Geotrupidae
Orrhodomala protista n. gen. n. sp.3
Orrhodomala protista n. gen. n. sp.3 Zhang 1989 earth-boring dung beetle
750144
 Coleoptera - Passalidae
Serrulus sinicus n. gen. n. sp.1
Serrulus sinicus n. gen. n. sp.1 Hong 1983 bess beetle
750085
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
"Shanwangicarabus brunneus n. sp." = Calosoma brunneum3
"Shanwangicarabus brunneus n. sp." = Calosoma brunneum3 Hong 1985 ground beetle
750138/9
 Diptera - Bibionidae
Bibio shanwangensis n. sp.1 Hong 1983 march fly
750121, 750122
Bibio flavissimus3 Brunetti 1925 march fly
750133
 Odonata - Corduliidae
"Laragithemis pilifera n. gen. n. sp." = Macromia pilifera
"Laragithemis pilifera n. gen. n. sp." = Macromia pilifera Lin 1982 river cruiser
750081
Arachnida
 Scorpiones - Scorpionidae
Sinoscorpius shandongensis n. gen. n. sp.2 Hong 1983 scorpion
750082