Tairum Nor (AMNH and SSPE) (Miocene of China)

Also known as S. Camp 1928; Ulan Nor; Roadmark 346 Locality

Where: Nei Mongol, China (43.4° N, 113.1° E: paleocoordinates 43.3° N, 111.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Tunggur Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• slightly higher stratigraphic level than the 1959 Tung Gur locality.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; red sandstone and pebbly, red mudstone

• "The lower section is 217 m of orange-red, brick red quartz sands grading to fine sands that unconformably overlie the Qingshuiying Fm. The upper section is 55 m of light red, orange-red gravelly mudstones grading to quartz sandstones and calcareous concretions." "Many fossils are preserved in the concretions."

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by AMNH and SSPE in 1928 and 1959; reposited in the AMNH

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: M. Chow and A. K. Rozhdestvensky. 1960. Exploration in Inner Mongolia: a preliminary account of the 1959 field work of the Sino-Soviet Paleontological Expedition (SSPE). Vertebrata PalAsiatica 4(1):1-10 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 28782: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 24.02.2003, edited by Philip Mannion, David Nicholson and Patricia Holroyd

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx sculptus n. sp.1 Gilmore 1931 softshell turtle
AMNH 6700, an incomplete carapace
 Testudines - Panemydidae
? Ocadia perplexa n. sp.2 Gilmore 1931 turtle
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Distylomyidae
Distylomys tedfordi n. gen. n. sp.3
Distylomys tedfordi n. gen. n. sp.3 Wang 1988 rodent
AMNH 114262 - type
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Melinae indet. Burmeister 1872 badger
"new meline mustelid"
 Proboscidea - Mastodontidae
Mastodontidae indet. Gray 1821 proboscidean
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Cervidae indet. Gray 1821 deer