Shanghuang Quarry, fissure D (Eocene of China)

Also known as IVPP locality 93006.D

Where: Jiangsu, China (31.6° N, 119.6° E: paleocoordinates 34.2° N, 114.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• fissure fillings in the Triassic Shangqinglong Limestone; approximately 45 Ma according to Beard et al. 1994

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; limestone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the IVPP

Collection methods: quarrying, sieve,

• from "an active commercial [cement] quarry" (Beard et al. 1994)

Primary reference: T. Qi, G. Zong, and Y. Wang. 1991. Discovery of Lushilagus and Miacis in Jiangsu and its zoogeographical significance. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 29(1):59-63 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37493: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 15.03.2004, edited by John Alroy, Mark Uhen, K. Christopher Beard and Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

 Tillodontia -
 Eutheria -
Notoungulata indet. Roth 1903 notoungulate
 Primates - Eosimiidae
Eosimias sinensis n. gen. n. sp.1
Eosimias sinensis n. gen. n. sp.1 Beard et al. 1994 monkey
 Primates - Omomyidae
Macrotarsius macrorhysis n. sp.1 Beard et al. 1994 tarsier
 Primates - Tarsiidae
Tarsius eocaenus n. sp.1 Beard et al. 1994 tarsier
see also Rossie et al. 2006
 Primates - Adapidae
Adapidae indet.1 Trouessart 1879 primate
possibly a new species of Europolemur
Adapoides troglodytes n. gen. n. sp.1 Beard et al. 1994 primate
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Pappocricetodon antiquus n. sp.7 Wang and Dawson 1994 mouse
 Rodentia -
Yuomys sp.7 Li 1975 rodent
Dolosimus dolus n. gen. n. sp.3 Dawson et al. 2010 rodent
IVPP V 16967 - holotype; referred specimens: IVPP V 16968-17015
 Rodentia - Zelomyidae
Zelomys cf. joannes2 Dawson et al. 2003 rodent
IVPP V 11545
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Leporidae indet.7 Fischer de Waldheim 1817 rabbit
Lushilagus lohoensis Li 1965 rabbit
IVPP V 9515 and V 9516
 Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae
Brontotheriidae indet.7, "Nanotitan shanghuangensis n. gen. n. sp." = Nanotitanops shanghuangensis6
Brontotheriidae indet.7 Marsh 1873 brontothere
"Nanotitan shanghuangensis n. gen. n. sp." = Nanotitanops shanghuangensis6 Qi and Beard 1998 brontothere
 Perissodactyla -
Tapiroidea indet.7 Gill 1872 odd-toed ungulate
 Perissodactyla - Palaeotheriidae
Palaeotheriidae indet.7 Bonaparte 1850 odd-toed ungulate
 Chiroptera -
Chiroptera indet. Blumenbach 1779 bat
 Ferae -
Creodonta indet. Cope 1875 creodont
 Carnivora - Miacidae
Miacis lushiensis Chow 1975 carnivoran
IVPP V 9517 and V 9518
 Theriiformes -
Metatheria indet. Huxley 1880 metatherian
 Artiodactyla - Homacodontidae
Homacodontidae indet.7 Marsh 1849 even-toed ungulate
Limeryx chimaera n. gen. n. sp.5 Metais et al. 2005 even-toed ungulate
IVPP V12760.2 - holotype
 Artiodactyla - Dichobunidae
Elaschitotherium qui n. gen. n. sp.4
Elaschitotherium qui n. gen. n. sp.4 even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Entelodontidae
"Eoentelodon sp." = Brachyhyops7
"Eoentelodon sp." = Brachyhyops7 Colbert 1937 even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Anthracotheriidae
Anthracotheriidae indet.7 Leidy 1869 anthracothere
 Artiodactyla -
cf. Helohyus sp.7 Marsh 1872 even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Archaeomerycidae
Archaeomeryx sp.7 Matthew and Granger 1925 ruminant
 Insectivora -
Insectivora indet. insectivoran