Lijiagou bonebed (Cretaceous to of China)

Also known as Meipu, Xichuan Basin

Where: Hubei, China (33.0° N, 111.2° E: paleocoordinates 32.5° N, 103.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Majiacun Formation, Late/Upper Coniacian to Late/Upper Coniacian (89.3 - 83.5 Ma)

• from middle of formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; nodular, gray, red, muddy, calcareous siltstone

• "grey and brick-red, organic-rich muddy siltstone with a considerable number of calcareous nodules"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1990s, 2011

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ), mechanical,

• Long Hao Institute of Geology and Paleontology

Primary reference: Q.-W. Tan, H. Xing, Y.-G. Hu, L. Tan, and X. Xing. 2015. New hadrosauroid material from the Upper Cretaceous Majiacun Formation of Hubei Province, central China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 53(3):245-264 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 27026: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 13.11.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Dinosauria -
Dinosauria indet. Owen 1842 dinosaur
 Saurischia -
Sauropoda indet. Marsh 1878 sauropod
Theropoda indet. Marsh 1881 theropod
 Neornithischia -
Hadrosauroidea indet. Huene 1954 bird foot dinosaur
HGM 0006, 0018, 0023; YDENGP H001, H003, H005, H012-H027
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
Hadrosaurinae indet. Lambe 1918 hadrosaurine
HGM 0062; YDENGP H002, H006