Nuchidaba (Cretaceous of China)

Also known as “Gate area” at Bayan Mandahu, north of the city of Linhe; Linhenykus type-locality

Where: Nei Mongol, China (40.9° N, 107.4° E: paleocoordinates 38.9° N, 97.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Wulansuhai Formation, Campanian (83.6 - 72.1 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; fine-grained, nodular sandstone

• Fine-grained nodular sandstone layer above bioturbated strata in the “Gate area” at Bayan Mandahu, north of the city of Linhe, Inner Mongolia, China

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: X. Xu, C. Sullivan, M. Pittman, J. N. Choiniere, D. Hone, P. Upchurch, Q. Tan, D. Xiao, L. Tan and F. Han. 2011. A monodactyl nonavian dinosaur and the complex evolution of the alvarezsauroid hand. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(6):2338-2342 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 131829: authorized by Graeme Lloyd, entered by Graeme Lloyd on 30.07.2012, edited by David Nicholson and Patricia Holroyd

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Nanhsiungchelyidae
""Zangerlia" neimongolensis n. sp." = Jiangxichelys neimongolensis1
""Zangerlia" neimongolensis n. sp." = Jiangxichelys neimongolensis1 Brinkman and Peng 1996 turtle
IVPP RV 96007 (020788-7)
 Avetheropoda -
Linhenykus monodactylus n. gen. n. sp.
Linhenykus monodactylus n. gen. n. sp. Xu et al. 2011 coelurosaur
IVPP V17608
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Linheraptor exquisitus n. gen. n. sp.2
Linheraptor exquisitus n. gen. n. sp.2 Xu et al. 2010 coelurosaur
IVPP V16923