Lotus tracksite (Cretaceous to of China)

Also known as Sanjiao, Laoying Mountain, Lianhua Baozhai

Where: Sichuan, China (29.4° N, 103.9° E: paleocoordinates 28.1° N, 107.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Jiaguan Formation (Chiating Group), Barremian to Barremian (129.4 - 100.5 Ma)

• 4 track-bearing layers

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; quartzose sandstone and mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, trace

Collected by L. Xing in 2006–2007, 2009

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: L. Xing, F. Wang, S. Pan and W. Chen. 2007. [The discovery of dinosaur footprints from the middle Cretaceous Jiaguan Formation of Qijiang County, Chongqing City]. Acta Geologica Sinica 81(11):1591-1602 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 182654: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 17.11.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Aves
  - Limiavipedidae
Wupus agilis n. gen. n. sp.
Wupus agilis n. gen. n. sp. Xing et al. 2007 bird
Reptilia
 Ornithischia -
Qijiangpus sinensis n. gen. n. sp., Laoyingshanpus torridus n. gen. n. sp.
Qijiangpus sinensis n. gen. n. sp. Xing et al. 2007 ornithischian
Laoyingshanpus torridus n. gen. n. sp. Xing et al. 2007 ornithischian
 Neornithischia - Iguanodontipodidae
Caririchnium lotus n. sp. Xing et al. 2007 bird foot dinosaur
 Pterosauria - Pteraichnidae
Pteraichnus sp. Stokes 1957 pterosaur