Yangpocun (locality 65008), northeast Xialuyu valley, Northeast Lantong, Shaanxi (Eocene to of China)

Also known as Yinbocun, Hongqingbaogou, Lantong

Where: shaanxi, China (34.6° N, 109.4° E: paleocoordinates 35.3° N, 105.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: lower Member (Bailuyuan Formation), Late/Upper Eocene to Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 28.4 Ma)

• There are three members in the Bailuyuan Formation, the upper, middle and lower. Fossils have been found in the upper and lower members. There is only 1 fossil locality in the lower member, which is a gray-white massive sandstone grading to a thinly laminated purple-red mudstone. The fossil was found in a sandstone concretion.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone

• Gray-white massive sandstone grading to a thinly laminated purple-red mudstone.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: concretion

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 42689: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 04.08.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla -
Tapiroidea indet. Gill 1872 odd-toed ungulate
1 tapir mandible.