Xinjie road cutting (locality 64-lan-044), Lantian, Shaanxi (Miocene of China)

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: yellow sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: Found in 1964 by the Institute of Geology and measured in cross-section.

•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 42754: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 05.08.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Alloptox minor n. sp. Li 1978 pika
 Ungulata - Lagomerycidae
Stephanocemas sp. Colbert 1936 ruminant