Yingbeihoucun (locality 64007), Lengshuigou, Lantong, Shaanxi (Miocene of China)

Where: shaanxi, China (34.3° N, 108.9° E: paleocoordinates 34.1° N, 106.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Lengshuigou Formation, Serravallian (13.8 - 11.6 Ma)

• Originally dated to Middle Miocene (Chow, 1978, Chiu et al. 1979), now MN7, Astaracian, Tunggurian.

•The Formation comprises grey-yellow and dark yellow muddy sandstones and terracotta red or grey-green mottled, red-brown sandy mudstones. Largest exposures are approximately 80m.


• 'Palaeontological material is derived from brown-red sandy mudstone-bearing calcareous concretions.'

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: First discovered by the Department of Geology of Xibei University. Excavted in 1964 by the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology (IVPP).

•The faunal list in Chiu et al. (1979) is a conflation of 4 localities in the Lengshuigou Formation. Each locality has been entered separately here.

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 42752: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 05.08.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Platybelodon sp.2 Borissiak 1928 gomphothere
 Ungulata - Suidae
Listriodon sp. von Meyer 1846 pig
Listriodon lishanensis n. sp. Lee and Wu 1978 pig
 Ungulata - Giraffidae
Palaeotragus sp. Gaudry 1861 giraffe
 Ungulata - Palaeomerycidae
Palaeomeryx sp. von Meyer 1834 ruminant
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Oioceros sp. Gaillard 1902 antelope
Oioceros lishanensis n. sp. Lee and Wu 1978 antelope
 Ungulata - Moschidae
? Micromeryx sp. Lartet 1851 musk deer