Where: shaanxi, China (34.3° N, 109.3° E: paleocoordinates 34.2° N, 107.1° 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.
Environment/lithology: sandstone and mudstone
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: A complete mastodont skull was recovered by the Lantian research team of the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology (IVPP), but some damage occurred during excavation.
•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 42753: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 05.08.2004
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