Sangyuancun (locality 65013), Xishuihe River, Lantong County, Shaanxi (Eocene of China)

Where: shaanxi, China (34.3° N, 109.5° E: paleocoordinates 35.1° N, 103.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Lower Member (Honghe Formation), Eocene (56.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• 'The Honghe Formation comrpises the lowermost regional Cenozoic sediments.' 'Its principal lithologic characteristic is its interbedded purple-red mudstones, sandy mudstones, and fine sandstones with basal conglomerates. Exposures are approximately 200m thick.' The lower faunal level is approximately 20m above the basal gravels.

Environment/lithology: red mudstone

• 'a purple-red sandy mudstone with blue green mottling.'

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. Chow. 1978. Tertiary mammal faunas of the Lantien Region, Shaanxi Province. Professional papers on Stratigraphy and Paleontology, Geological Publishing House, Peking. 7:98-108 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 42686: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 04.08.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla -
Breviodon minutus odd-toed ungulate