Gaodian, 1 km east of Changxindian (Eocene of China)

Where: Beijing, China (39.8° N, 116.2° E: paleocoordinates 41.0° N, 109.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Changxindian Formation, Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; conglomerate and red claystone

• conglomerates and red clays

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 1976

Primary reference: R.-J. Zhai. 1977. Supplementary Remarks on the Age of Changxiandian Formation. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 15(3):173-176 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 174745: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 26.11.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Tribosphenida -
Eutheria indet.1 eutherian
Identified as ?Tupaiodon sp. by Chow (1953)
 Rodentia - Ischyromyidae
Eosischyromys youngi n. gen. n. sp.3
Eosischyromys youngi n. gen. n. sp.3 Wang et al. 1998 rodent
IVPP V11376
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Hypsimylus beijingensis n. gen. n. sp.
Hypsimylus beijingensis n. gen. n. sp. Zhai 1977 rabbit
IVPP V5242-5243 - holotype
 Perissodactyla - Paraceratheriidae
Paraceratheriidae indet.2 Osborn 1923 odd-toed ungulate
IVPP V5241
 Carnivora - Miacidae
cf. Miacis sp.1 Cope 1872 carnivoran
IVPP V5244
cf. Miacis sp.1 Cope 1872 carnivoran
IVPP V5245
 Ungulata - Anthracotheriidae
Anthracotheriidae indet.1 Leidy 1869 anthracothere
Identified as ? Eudinoceras sp. by Young (1934)