Ulan Shireh (SSPE) (Eocene of China)

Where: Nei Mongol, China (42.0° N, 111.5° E: paleocoordinates 43.0° N, 105.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by SSPE in 1959

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 28792: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 24.02.2003, edited by Philip Mannion and David Nicholson

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines Batsch 1788 turtle
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychidae indet., "Amyda neimenguensis n. sp." = Trionyx johnsoni1
Trionychidae indet. Gray 1825 softshell turtle
"Amyda neimenguensis n. sp." = Trionyx johnsoni1 Gilmore 1931 softshell turtle
IVPP V 2870
Mammalia
 Cimolesta - Coryphodontidae
Eudinoceras mongoliensis5 Osborn 1924 pantodont
 Cimolesta - Pantolambdodontidae
Pantolambdodon inermis5 Granger and Gregory 1934 pantodont
Pantolambdodon fortis5 Granger and Gregory 1934 pantodont
 Rodentia -
Yuomys weijingensis n. sp.5 Ye 1983 rodent
IVPP V 6694 - type; referred specimen: IVPP V 6695
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Shamolagus grangeri5 Burke 1941 rabbit
Palaeolaginae indet.5 Dice 1929 rabbit
 Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae
Desmatotitan tukhumensis5, Microtitan mongoliensis5, Protitan bellus5, "Epimanteoceras formosus" = Epimanteoceras formosus5, "Dolichorhinoides angustidens" = Epimanteoceras formosus5, Acrotitan ulanshirehensis n. gen. n. sp.5
Desmatotitan tukhumensis5 Granger and Gregory 1943 brontothere
Microtitan mongoliensis5 Osborn 1925 brontothere
Protitan bellus5 Granger and Gregory 1943 brontothere
"Epimanteoceras formosus" = Epimanteoceras formosus5 Granger and Gregory 1943 brontothere
"Dolichorhinoides angustidens" = Epimanteoceras formosus5 Granger and Gregory 1943 brontothere
Acrotitan ulanshirehensis n. gen. n. sp.5 Ye 1983 brontothere
 Perissodactyla - Lophialetidae
Lophialetes ? expeditus5, "Simplaletes ulanshirehensis n. sp." = Schlosseria magister3, ? Zhongjianoletes sp.5, Zhongjianoletes chowi n. gen. n. sp.5
Lophialetes ? expeditus5 Matthew and Granger 1925 odd-toed ungulate
"Simplaletes ulanshirehensis n. sp." = Schlosseria magister3 Matthew and Granger 1926 odd-toed ungulate
IVPP V 6059 - type; referred material: IVPP V 6060
? Zhongjianoletes sp.5 Ye 1983 odd-toed ungulate
IVPP V 6672-6675
Zhongjianoletes chowi n. gen. n. sp.5 Ye 1983 odd-toed ungulate
 Perissodactyla - Amynodontidae
Lushiamynodon sharamurenensis4 Xu 1966 odd-toed ungulate
IVPP V3217
 Perissodactyla - Hyracodontidae
"Rhodopagus pygmaeus n. sp." = Rhodopagus minimus2, ? Triplopus proficiens5
"Rhodopagus pygmaeus n. sp." = Rhodopagus minimus2 Matthew and Granger 1925 odd-toed ungulate
AMNH 81859 - type; referred material: AMNH 20330-20350, 20390-20394, 26112, 26114 and 81860
? Triplopus proficiens5 odd-toed ungulate
 Perissodactyla - Hyrachyidae
"Forstercooperia cf. grandis" = Hyrachyus grandis5
"Forstercooperia cf. grandis" = Hyrachyus grandis5 Peterson 1919 odd-toed ungulate
 Perissodactyla -
? Breviodon sp.5 Radinsky 1965 odd-toed ungulate
Breviodon minutus5 odd-toed ungulate
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Teleolophus medius5 Matthew and Granger 1925 tapir
 Tribosphenida -
Gobiohyus ? orientalis5 Matthew and Granger 1925 placental
 Carnivora - Miacidae
Miacidae indet.5 Cope 1880 carnivoran
 Didymoconida -
 Acreodi - Hapalodectidae
? Hapalodectes serus5 Matthew and Granger 1925 condylarth
 Acreodi - Mesonychidae
Mesonychidae indet.5 Cope 1875 condylarth
? Harpagolestes orientalis5 Szalay and Gould 1966 condylarth
 Hyaenodonta - Hyaenodontidae
cf. Propterodon morrisi5 Matthew and Granger 1924 eutherian
 Oxyaenodonta - Oxyaenidae