Wucaiwan ceratopsian 2 (IVPP) (Jurassic of China)

Also known as Hualianceratops type site

Where: Xinjiang, China (45.2° N, 88.9° E: paleocoordinates 46.8° N, 91.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Shishugou Formation (Qigu Group), Oxfordian (163.5 - 157.3 Ma)

• upper part of formation, "in the same part of the Shishugou Formation as Yinlong, between “big white” and tuff 4"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; shale

• "fluvial mudstones"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 2002; reposited in the IVPP

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: F. Han, C. A. Forster, J. M. Clark and X. Xu. 2015. A new taxon of basal ceratopsian from China and the early evolution of Ceratopsia. PLoS ONE 10(12):e0143369:1-23 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 175359: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 10.12.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Neornithischia - Chaoyangsauridae
Hualianceratops wucaiwanensis n. gen. n. sp. Han et al. 2015 ornithischian
IVPP V18641, partial skeleton