Xitaizhi Village, Shantou Town (Cretaceous of China)

Also known as Bolong site

Where: Nei Mongol, China (23.2° N, 116.4° E: paleocoordinates 26.6° N, 123.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Yixian Formation (Jehol Group), Early/Lower Aptian (125.5 - 122.5 Ma)

• Lower part of formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, Hangzhou. The specimen was collected by a local villager, and detailed information of the fossil locality remains unclear.

•The specimen was prepared by Yuqing Zhang, under the supervision of Dr Junchang

•Lu¨ in the Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing. Dr Lu¨ confirmed authenticity of the specimen.

Primary reference: W. Zheng, X. Jin, M. Shibata and Y. Azuma. 2013. An early juvenile specimen of Bolong yixianensis (Ornithopoda: Iguanodontia from the Lower Cretaceous of Ningcheng County, Nei Mongol, China. Historical Biology [P. Mannion/J. Tennant]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 150366: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 06.09.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Neornithischia - Iguanodontidae
Bolong yixianensis Wu et al. 2010 iguanodontid
ZMNH M8812, near-complete juvenile skeleton