KHG 201, Xiwan coal mine, Hezhou City (Jurassic of China)

Where: Guangxi, China (24.5° N, 111.5° E: paleocoordinates 26.9° N, 117.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Shiti Formation, Bajocian (170.3 - 168.3 Ma)

• All fossil insects come from lower unit. The upper unit has been definitely regarded as Middle Jurassic in age because it contains typical Middle Jurassic gastropods and bivalves. The lower unit, yielding only fossil insects, was attributed formerly to the upper Lower Jurassic. Recently, the whole of the Shiti Formation has been considered to be lower Middle Jurassic.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, green, yellow mudstone

• Passive rifting in response to post-Indosinian orogenic collapse and lithosphere extension.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Reposited in the NIGPAS

Primary reference: Q. B. Lin. 1986. Early Mesozoic fossil insects from South China. Palaeontologia Sinica, Series B 170:1-112 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 151540: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 06.10.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Fulgoridiidae
Valvifulgoria pingkuiensis n. sp. Lin 1986 planthopper
NIGP 70052
Valvifulgoria tiantungensis n. gen. n. sp. Lin 1986 planthopper
NIGP 70051
 Hemiptera - Protocoridae
Pallicoris firmis n. gen. n. sp.
Pallicoris firmis n. gen. n. sp. Lin 1986 true bug
NIGP 70043
 Hemiptera - Karabasiidae
"Tegulicicada plana n. gen. n. sp." = Karabasia plana
"Tegulicicada plana n. gen. n. sp." = Karabasia plana Lin 1986 true bug
NIGP 70050
 Plecoptera -
Marciperla curta n. gen. n. sp.
Marciperla curta n. gen. n. sp. Lin 1986 stonefly
NIGP 70056
 Dicondylia - Blattulidae
Blattula hymena n. sp., Blattula pachohymena, "Mesoblattula sincera n. sp." = Blattula sincera
Blattula hymena n. sp. Lin 1986 winged insect
NIGP 70034
Blattula pachohymena Lin 1985 winged insect
NIGP 70035
"Mesoblattula sincera n. sp." = Blattula sincera Lin 1985 winged insect
NIGP 70026
 Orthoptera - Elcanidae
"Elcana reticulata" = Panorpidium reticulata
"Elcana reticulata" = Panorpidium reticulata Handlirsch 1920 grasshopper
NIGP 70040
 Coleoptera -
Grammocolous arcuatus n. gen. n. sp.
Grammocolous arcuatus n. gen. n. sp. Lin 1986 beetle
NIGP 70074
 Coleoptera - Elateridae
Mercata festira n. gen. n. sp., Archaeolus funestus n. gen. n. sp., Gripecolous enallus n. gen. n. sp.
Mercata festira n. gen. n. sp. Lin 1986 click beetle
NIGP 70072
Archaeolus funestus n. gen. n. sp. Lin 1986 click beetle
NIGP 70071
Gripecolous enallus n. gen. n. sp. Lin 1986 click beetle
NIGP 70073
 Mecoptera - Orthophlebiidae
"Protorthophlebia deformis n. sp." = Orthophlebia deformis, Mesopanorpa enormis n. sp., Protorthophlebia latipennis
"Protorthophlebia deformis n. sp." = Orthophlebia deformis Lin 1986 scorpionfly
NIGP 70076
Mesopanorpa enormis n. sp. Lin 1986 scorpionfly
NIGP 70077
Protorthophlebia latipennis Tillyard 1933 scorpionfly
NIGP 70075
 Diptera -
Archimesotipula antefortis n. gen. n. sp. Lin 1986 fly
NIGP 70081
 Diptera - Protopleciidae
Palaeohesperinus guidongensis n. sp. Lin 1986 fly
NIGP 70080
 Trichoptera - Necrotauliidae
Necrotaulius kritus n. sp. Lin 1986 caddisfly
NIGP 70078
 Ephemeroptera -
Clephemera clava n. gen. n. sp.
Clephemera clava n. gen. n. sp. Lin 1986 mayfly
NIGP 70005