Gaopocun Village (locality 64005), Shiligou, Lantian, Shaanxi (Eocene to of China)

Also known as Lantien

Where: shaanxi, China (34.2° N, 109.3° E: paleocoordinates 34.9° N, 105.1° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: upper 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, which are some 200m apart. The fauna in the upper member is found in large sandstone concretions predominantly in mudstones interbedded with white coarse-grained sandstones.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; mudstone and sandstone

• interbedded purple-red mudstones and white sandstones.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: Locality discovered in 1964 by the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology (IVPP) Lantian research team.

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 42748: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 05.08.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Palaeolaginae indet. Dice 1929 rabbit
 Ungulata -
Artiodactyla indet. Owen 1848 even-toed ungulate