South Gobi mammalian fossil locality (Section A) (Paleocene of China)

Also known as Kalabulegen Town

Where: Xinjiang, China (47.2° N, 89.7° E: paleocoordinates 46.6° N, 81.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Paleocene (58.7 - 55.8 Ma)

• late Gashatan ALMA in the late Paleocene

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; sandstone

• sandy mudstone with sandstone lenses

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the IVPP

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: X. Ni, Q. Li, T. A. Stidham, L. Li, X. Lu and J. Meng. 2016. A late Paleocene probable metatherian (?deltatheroidan) survivor of the Cretaceous mass extinction. Scientific Reports 6:38547:1-9 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 174687: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 24.11.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Osteichthyes -
Osteichthyes indet. Huxley 1880 bony fish
 Salientia -
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychidae indet. softshell turtle
 Loricata - Dyrosauridae
Dyrosauridae indet. de Steffano 1903 crocodilian
 Squamata -
Anguioidea indet. Fitzinger 1826 lizard
Mammalia
 Primates - Carpolestidae
Subengius mengi Smith et al. 2004 primate
 Rodentia - Alagomyidae
Neimengomys qii Meng et al. 2007 rodent
Tribosphenomys minutus Meng et al. 1994 rodent
 Tribosphenida - Nyctitheriidae
Asionyctia guoi Missiaen and Smith 2005 placental
Bumbanius ningi Missiaen and Smith 2008 placental
 Tribosphenida - Arctostylopidae
Anatolostylops aff. zhaii Wang et al. 2008 eutherian
 Deltatheroida - Deltatheridiidae
Gurbanodelta kara n. gen. n. sp.
Gurbanodelta kara n. gen. n. sp. Ni et al. 2016 metatherian
IVPP V 22802 - holotype; hypodigm: IVPP V 22801, 22803 and 22804
 Multituberculata - Neoplagiaulacidae
Mesodmops cf. tenuis Missiaen and Smith 2008 multituberculate