Jiayin (Cretaceous of China)

Also known as Belye Kruchi, Longgushan, Longguchan, White Cliffs

Where: Heilongjiang, China (48.9° N, 130.5° E: paleocoordinates 51.1° N, 117.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Yuliangze Formation (Jiayin Group), Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; gray, green, conglomeratic sandstone and red mudstone

• "The dinosaur-bearing beds...consist of gray-green sandstones, purple mudstones, and a light-colored conglomerate."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by A. Kristofovich, M. Manakin, N. P. Stepanov, V. Arseniev in 1902, 1914-1917, 1925

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• St. Petersburg Geological Committee. Bolotsky et al. (2014) mention that it is possible that F. Schmidt discovered this site in 1866 (as "close to Pashkovo").

Primary reference: Anonymous. 1917. Khronika i lichnyya izvestíya [Chronicle and personal information]. Ezhegodnik Russkogo Paleontologicheskogo Obshchestva 1:101-103 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37811: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 24.03.2004, edited by Matthew Oreska

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines2
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines2 Batsch 1788 turtle
 Testudines - Lindholmemydidae
"Aspideretes planicostatus n. sp." = Amuremys planicostata3
"Aspideretes planicostatus n. sp." = Amuremys planicostata3 Riabinin 1930 turtle
CCMGE 12/3413
 Avetheropoda - Tyrannosauridae
"Albertosaurus periculosus n. sp." = Tarbosaurus bataar2
"Albertosaurus periculosus n. sp." = Tarbosaurus bataar2 Maleev 1955 tyrannosaurid
 Ornithischia -
Ankylosauria indet.2 ornithischian
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
Hadrosaurinae indet.5 Lambe 1918 hadrosaurine
"Trachodon amurense n. sp." = Mandschurosaurus amurensis1 Riabinin 1925 hadrosaurine
Charonosaurus jiayinensis n. gen. n. sp.2 Godefroit et al. 2000 lambeosaurine
CUST J-V1251-57
Saurolophus krystofovici n. sp.4 Riabinin 1930 hadrosaurid
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet.2 crocodilian
 Pinales - Cupressaceae
Cupressinoxylon sp. Göppert 1850