Where: Nei Mongol, China (41.3° N, 119.2° E: paleocoordinates 42.9° N, 122.8° E)
• coordinate stated in text
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Daohugou Formation, Callovian to Callovian (166.1 - 157.3 Ma)
• The age of the Daohugou fauna has been controversial. Liu et al. (2012) obtained U-Pb shrimp ages of 160.5 and 161.0 Myr on ash beds associated with fossils of the Daohugou fauna, suggesting a Callovian-Oxfordian age.
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified, tuffaceous shale
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Preservation: mold/impression, adpression
Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, mechanical
• Repository: Key Lab of Insect Evolutionary and Environment Change, College of Life Sciences, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China.
Primary reference: X. Y. Liu, D. Ren, and D. Yang. 2014. New transitional fossil snakeflies from China illuminate the early evolution of Raphidioptera. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14(84):1-15 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 155751: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 29.04.2014
Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)