Shanyanggou (locality 59 S 7), Maoxicun village, southeast of Xi'an, 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: upper Member (Koujiacun Formation), Serravallian (13.8 - 11.6 Ma)

• MN6, Early Middle Miocene, Astaracian, Tunggurian. The Koujiacun Formation is a set of tan-red or tan-yellow mudstones, sandy mudstones and sandstones. Approximately 60m thick. There are two fossiliferous members, the upper unit has purple-red and tan-red mudstones.

Environment/lithology: mudstone

• purple-red and tan-red mudstones.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: The faunal lists in Qiu (1990) and Chiu et al. (1979) are a conflation of all 4 localities in the Koujiacun Formation. Each locality has been entered separately here.

Primary reference: T. S. Liu and Y. C. Lee. 1963. New species of Listriodon from Miocene of Lantien, Shensi, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 7(4):300-304 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 42756: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 05.08.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Ungulata - Suidae
Kubanochoerus lantienensis pig
1 cranium and both mandibles.
Kubanochoerus gigas pig
6 teeth/cranial specimens.
aff. Listriodon intermedius pig
1 unworn tooth (M1 or M2), broken in front. No. 59003.